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Re: Hatchling survival?

> From:          Bettyc <Bettyc@flyinggoat.com>
> I actually meant that very thing but couldn't think of a word to
> describe the very-high-rate of infant mortality other than "fragile". 
> Is there a better word for this?

Infant mortality in the first thirty days is referred to in medicine 
as the perinatal mortality rate.