Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The birth of a dead child or fetus.
  • n. A child or fetus dead at birth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The birth of a dead fetus. The delivery of an infant which is dead at birth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The birth of a dead fetus.
  • n. a fetus which was born dead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The birth of a lifeless thing; also, a still-born child.

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

  • n. a natural loss of the products of conception

Etymologies

still +‎ birth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of my great-grandmothers had picture-perfect pregnancies that ended in stillbirth in all but one case – my grandfather.

    A Good Birth | Her Bad Mother

  • A full-term stillbirth is not the worst-case scenario in pregnancy; it is the unfathomable.

    Life As We Know It

  • Shannon Torrez's attorney asked family and friends to testify to his client's good nature and to build a case that her actions were caused by severe postpartum depression, the result of a full-term stillbirth that occurred the same day as the kidnapping.

    STLtoday.com Top News Headlines

  • Here in Orphan's land of wintery chills (and astounding thundersnow!) -- atmospherically just down the old logging road from David Cronenberg's The Dead Zone and Sarah Polley's Away from Her -- the couple called (go figure) John and Kate (Peter Sarsgaard and Vera Farmiga, both game for gradually revealing their characters 'failings and neuroses) are driven by Kate's late-term stillbirth (hideously depicted in an opening nightmare sequence; thanks for the splatter, guys) to visit one of those charming country orphanages apparently launched by the Dr. Wilbur Larch Foundation.

    Gregory Weinkauf: The Week in Dodgy Cinema: Welcoming the Icky Orphan; Bumping the Ugly (Truth)

  • I believe that a stillbirth occurs when an infant never takes a first breath.

    Regarding the US’s High Infant Mortality Rate

  • February 7th, 2010 WASHINGTON - A new study has shown that there is an increased risk of intrauterine fetal death (IUFD), commonly known as stillbirth, in women who have fibroids.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • CHICAGO, Ill. (February 6, 2010) - In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™, in Chicago, researchers will unveil findings that show that there is an increased risk of intrauterine fetal death (IUFD), commonly known as stillbirth, in women who have fibroids.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • WASHINGTON - A new study has shown that there is an increased risk of intrauterine fetal death (IUFD), commonly known as stillbirth, in women who have fibroids.

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting -, in Chicago, researchers will unveil findings that show that there is an increased risk of intrauterine fetal death (IUFD), commonly known as stillbirth, in women who have fibroids.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in Chicago, researchers will unveil findings that show that there is an increased risk of intrauterine fetal death (IUFD), commonly known as stillbirth, in women who have fibroids.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

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