stillbirth

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(stil′bĭrth″)

The birth of a dead fetus occurring after 22 weeks' gestation. In Western nations stillbirths occur in approx. 1 of 320 to 1 in 1300 pregnancies. Identified risk factors include excess maternal weight, maternal age over 35 years, and smoking during pregnancy.
stillborn (stil′born″), adj.

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