Meaning of sudden infant death syndrome

sud'den in'fant death' syn"drome

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. death from the sudden cessation of breathing (apnea) of a seemingly healthy infant, almost always during sleep, sometimes traceable to a chronic oxygen deficiency. Abbr.: SIDS&hasp; Also called
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