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Re: Hatchling survival?

> > 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.

but in medicine, this probably doesn't count the liklyhood that the most
common cause of death is being eaten by something.  Should I have said
infant-snack-food-mortality-rate? juvenile-munch-ability?

           Betty Cunningham  
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