SADS

/ (sædz) /

n acronym for

sudden adult death syndrome: the sudden death of an apparently healthy adult, for which no cause can be found at postmortem

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Word Origin for SADS

late C20: by analogy with SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome)
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Example sentences from the Web for SADS

  • I arrive at Edimbourg by a morning of the most sads; the sky grey, the earth wet, the air humid.