Stillbirth
Stillbirth \Still"birth`\, n. 1. The birth of a dead fetus. [1913 Webster]

2. a fetus which was born dead. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stillbirth — 1785, from STILL (Cf. still) (adj.) + BIRTH (Cf. birth) …   Etymology dictionary

  • stillbirth — ► NOUN ▪ the birth of an infant that has died in the womb …   English terms dictionary

  • stillbirth — [stil′bʉrth΄] n. 1. the birth of a stillborn fetus 2. a stillborn fetus …   English World dictionary

  • Stillbirth — ] CanadaBeginning in 1959, the definition of a stillbirth was revised to conform, in substance, to the definition of fetal death recommended by the World Health Organization. [Statistics Canada (“Canada’s National Statistical Agency”), [http://64 …   Wikipedia

  • Stillbirth — The tragic birth of a dead baby, the delivery of a fetus that has died before birth. There is no possibility of resuscitation. The word stillbirth is a fusion of still in the now obsolete sense of dead and birth = dead birth. The distinction… …   Medical dictionary

  • stillbirth — n. birth of a fetus that shows no evidence of life (heartbeat, respiration, or independent movement) at any time later than 24 weeks after conception. Under the Stillbirth (Definition) Act 1992, there is a legal obligation to notify all… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • stillbirth — UK [ˈstɪlˌbɜː(r)θ] / US [ˈstɪlˌbɜrθ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms stillbirth : singular stillbirth plural stillbirths a birth in which the baby is born dead …   English dictionary

  • stillbirth — noun The birth of a dead fetus. The delivery of an infant which is dead at birth. Each year, approximately a million pregnancies in the United States end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of the newborn child. See Also: stillborn …   Wiktionary

  • stillbirth — [[t]stɪ̱lbɜː(r)θ[/t]] stillbirths N VAR A stillbirth is the birth of a dead baby …   English dictionary

  • stillbirth — noun Date: 1880 the birth of a dead fetus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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