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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A physical injury sustained by an infant during birth.
  • noun The psychological shock said to be experienced by an infant during birth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun physical injury to an infant during the birth process
  • noun emotional injury inflicted on an infant by events incident to birth that is alleged to appear in symbolic form in patients with mental illness

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