crib death

(redirected from crib deaths)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

crib death

crib death

n
(Medicine) US and Canadian the unexplained sudden death of an infant during sleep. Technical name: sudden infant death syndrome Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): cot death

sud′den in′fant death′ syn`drome



n.
death from cessation of breathing in a seemingly healthy infant, almost always during sleep.
Abbr.: SIDS Also called crib death.
[1970–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crib death - sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
death - the absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
sleep apnea - apnea that occurs during sleep
Translations
موت سَريري
úmrtí kojence ve spánku
vuggedød
beşik ölümü

crib death

n (US) → Krippentod m, → plötzlicher Kindstod

crib

(krib) noun
1. a cradle.
2. (American) a child's cot.
3. a translation used when studying a text in a foreign language.
4. a manger.
verbpast tense, past participle cribbed
to copy. She cribbed the answer from her friend's work.
ˈcrib death noun
(American) cot death; the sudden death of a baby durintg sleep, which cannot yet be explained medically.

crib death

n. muerte de cuna, síndrome de muerte infantil súbita.

crib death

n muerte f de cuna, síndrome m de muerte súbita infantil (form)
References in periodicals archive ?
A hospital in Malda District, which provides healthcare services to the district and other nearby areas, has witnessed a sudden surge in crib deaths.
THE deathly procession of crib deaths continue to haunt the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government.
Severe cold weather leading to breathing trouble, along with low birth weight and infection were the prime causes behind the crib deaths.
YENy DELHy (CyHAN)- The horror of crib deaths is haunting Kolkata's Dr BC Roy Postgraduate Institute of Pediatric Sciences once again with the reports of at least 30 infants dying in the hospital in the past three days.
In November 2012, more than 25 infant deaths took place at Malda Medical College and Hospital, of which 10 were crib deaths.
Davis' precautionary recommendations for parents to identify and eliminate environmental toxic exposures during their children's fetal and first year periods can go a long way, he believes, in curbing the high number of today's crib deaths and autism cases.
In a couple of wondrously deft pages, he tracks a complex history of a half-century of concern for the mysterious crib deaths that came to be called Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).