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Suicide accomplished with the aid of a physician.

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suicide with the assistance of a doctor
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(ˈmɛd əˌsaɪd)
a medically assisted suicide. Compare assisted suicide.
[1990–95; medi(cal) + -cide]
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The project is funded by the Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes through the Institute for Health Innovation and Translational Medicide and the University of the Philippines-Diliman Institute of Biology.
Renowned for his good humor, Kevorkian termed himself an "obituarist", the first of a new variety of medical specialist who would assist the terminally ill to kill themselves under strictly controlled guidelines, a process he termed "medicide", or physician-assisted suicide.
It does not comport with Kevorkian's vision of widespread "medicide."
Kevorkian, Prescription Medicide: The Goodness of Planned Death (Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books; 1991).
Kevorkian's book, Prescription Medicide: The Goodness of Planned Death (hardcover 1991, paperback 1994).
(60) Free Inquiry Interview, "Medicide: The Goodness of Planned Death,"Free Inquiry 11 (Fall 1991) 14-18, at 14.