stillbirth

[stil-burth]
noun
1.
the birth of a dead child or organism.
2.
a fetus dead at birth.

Origin:
1745–55; still1 + birth

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stillbirth (ˈstɪlˌbɜːθ)
 
n
1.  birth of a dead fetus or baby
2.  a stillborn fetus or baby

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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 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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Example sentences
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.
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