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sud'den in'fant death' syn"drome

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 Also called crib death; esp. Brit., cot death.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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