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Meaning of CHILDBED FEVER

Pronunciation:  'chIld`bed 'feevur

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  serious form of septicemia contracted by a woman during childbirth or abortion (usually attributable to unsanitary conditions); formerly widespread but now uncommon
 
 Synonyms: puerperal fever
 
 See Also: blood poisoning, septicaemia, septicemia

 

 

 

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