Definition of crib death in English:

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crib death



North American term for cot death.
Example sentences
  • SIDS, also called crib death or cot death, occurs when babies suffocate accidentally or stop breathing in an event called sleep apnea.
  • Because review of previous studies failed to establish a clear association between ALTE and SIDS, the panel recommended discarding previously used terms, including ‘near-miss SIDS’ or ‘aborted crib death.’
  • But this joyous occasion was soon met with sorrow, when the infant died suddenly of crib death.
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