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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.
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(Medicine) relating to thanatology, the study of death and dying
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In his masterpiece Sein und Zeit (1927), the German thinker develops a thanatological theory that understands finitude as a radical point in the future of any human existence that is inherently non-relational, individual and not sharable (or 'ownmost') by virtue of the simple fact that nobody can die somebody else's death.
El-Rufai started to publicly invoke bloodcurdling thanatological allusions to shut down his political opponents on October 16, 2015.
But amidst the thanatological excess is also something like the opposite: a rhetorical erasure of individual death.
Among their topics are managing necessity: Santayana on forms of powers and the human condition, assassination nation: the drone as thanatological dispositif, liberalism and the vertigo of spirit: Santayana's political theodicy, a religion without fanaticism: little lessons of wisdom from Santayana, and Santayana's philosophy of education against fanaticism and barbarity.
Examination of thanatological phenomena showed a small degree of hypostasis, which showed as being pinkish and was positioned on the dorsal surface of the body.
In Poland, in the nineteen eighties, under the Central Basic Research Program (CPBP 09.02) "The Condition and Transformation of Contemporary Polish Families" coordinated by Zbigniew Tyszka, a focus group headed by Maria Ziemska, which investigated "the foundation of integration of marriage and family", also conducted a sociomedical analysis of thanatological themes [6].
(20) In the closing chapters, after the novel's thanatological journey, she sets out, in Sinclair mode, 'to walk the route which connects all the London police memorials' in 'a ritual of cleansing and reclaiming, of undoing harm' (p205).
But at 77, one might well want to put one's thanatological house in order.
b) The agony--that marks the transition from biological to thanatological phenomena (the loss of contact with reality, delirium, oneiric revivals, vegetative chaos, anesthesia);