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The study of death and dying, especially in their psychological and social aspects.

[Greek thanatos, death + -logy.]

than′a·to·log′i·cal (-tl-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
than′a·tol′o·gist n.


(Medicine) relating to thanatology, the study of death and dying
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The paradox that eluded metaphysics is as follows: thinking death we think indeed only our dependence on it creating thus a thanatological subject.
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Its complex pattern of nested flashbacks is a hallmark of Furui's writing and disrupts the smooth flow of the narrative; yet it is precisely this confrontation with destabilized time that captures so elegantly the melody of an elderly man's thanatological cogitations.