battered child syndrome

Definition of "battered child syndrome"
  1. The physical damages such as fractures and contusions that arise from severe child maltreatment
How to use "battered child syndrome" in a sentence
  1. The doctor suspected battered child syndrome after seeing multiple unexplained injuries on the child.
  2. The therapist was trained to identify signs of battered child syndrome in her pediatric patients.
  3. Evidence of battered child syndrome can be crucial in legal cases involving child abuse.

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