born dead

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born dead

MEDSPEAKUK, PAEDIATRICS

Definition adjective Referring to a foetus that is less than 24 weeks of age and thus considered nonviable.

In the UK, foetuses that are born dead can be incinerated as surgical waste, but, by law. the parents must be given the choice of alternative disposal options. 

Reference www.cmha.nhs.uk/glossary.htm 

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