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stillbirth

[stil-burth] /ˈstɪlˌbɜrθ/
noun
1.
the birth of a dead child or organism.
2.
a fetus dead at birth.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; still1 + birth
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Examples from the web for stillbirth
  • These bacteria make many animals sick, leading to miscarriage and stillbirth in domestic animals.
  • Ling-Ling has lost all four of her previous cubs, one in stillbirth, two within hours of birth and one four days old.
British Dictionary definitions for stillbirth

stillbirth

/ˈstɪlˌbɜːθ/
noun
1.
birth of a dead fetus or baby
2.
a stillborn fetus or baby
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Word Origin and History for stillbirth
n.

1785, from still (adj.) + birth (n.).

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stillbirth in Medicine

stillbirth still·birth (stĭl'bûrth')
n.

  1. The birth of a dead child or fetus.

  2. A child or fetus dead at birth.

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stillbirth in Culture

stillbirth definition


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.

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