battered-child syndrome


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battered-child syndrome

 
unexplained or inappropriately explained physical trauma and other manifestations of severe, repeated physical abuse of children, usually by a parent or other caretaker. See also child abuse.
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On the one hand, in court and on TV: battered-child syndrome, rape-trauma syndrome, child-sexual-abuse syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder.