Definition of infant mortality in English:

infant mortality

Line breaks: in¦fant mor¦tal|ity


[mass noun]
The death of children under the age of one year: the decline of infant mortality in the 20th century [as modifier]: the infant mortality rate
More example sentences
  • The death rate and infant mortality have declined, and life expectancy has increased.
  • One of the most sensitive indicators of a nation's health is that of infant mortality, the death rate of children under 1 year of age.
  • Both experience unconscionable rates of morbidity, infant mortality, and violent deaths.

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