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than·a·tol·o·gy

 (thăn′ə-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
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.
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thanatology

(ˌθænəˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
the scientific study of death and the phenomena and practices relating to it
[C19: from Greek thanatos death + -logy]
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than•a•tol•o•gy

(ˌθæn əˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the study of death and its circumstances, as in forensic medicine.
2. the branches of medicine and psychiatry concerned with the terminally ill and their survivors.
[1835–45]
than`a•to•log′i•cal (-tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
than`a•tol′o•gist, n.
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thanatology

the study of death or the dead. Also thanatism.thanatological, adj.
See also: Death
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thanatology - the branch of science that studies death (especially its social and psychological aspects)
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
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than·a·tol·o·gy

n. tanatología, rama de la medicina que trata de la muerte en todos sus aspectos.
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