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Related to thanatology: Thanatos
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.
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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)
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.
than`a•to•log′i•cal (-tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
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the study of death or the dead. Also thanatism. — thanatological, adj.See also: Death
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|Noun||1.||thanatology - the branch of science that studies death (especially its social and psychological aspects)|
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