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Definition of "childbed fever" []

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "childbed fever" in a sentence
  • "It was named for a 19th-century Hungarian physician who was roundly vilified by his colleagues when he asserted that the often-fatal childbed fever could be wiped out if doctors washed their hands in a chlorine solution."