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stillbirth

[ stil-burth ]
/ ˈstɪlˌbɜrθ /
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noun
the birth of a dead child or organism.
a fetus dead at birth.
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Origin of stillbirth

First recorded in 1745–55; still1 + birth
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British Dictionary definitions for stillbirth

stillbirth
/ (ˈstɪlˌbɜːθ) /

noun
birth of a dead fetus or baby
a stillborn fetus or baby
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for stillbirth

stillbirth

The birth of a fetus that has died; particularly, birth of a fetus that has died in the uterus at a stage in development when an infant could survive on its own if born healthy.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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