stillbirth

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Etymology[edit]

still +‎ birth

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stillbirth (plural stillbirths)

  1. The birth of a dead fetus. The delivery of an infant which is dead at birth.
    • 1988, Ronald Reagan, Proclamation 5890
      Each year, approximately a million pregnancies in the United States end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or the death of the newborn child.

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Most uses of the term stillbirth differentiate the term from miscarriage.

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