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thanatology

 [than″ah-tol´ah-je]
the medicolegal study of death and conditions affecting dead bodies.

than·a·tol·o·gy

(than'ă-tol'ŏ-jē),
The branch of science concerned with the study of death and dying.
[thanato- + G. logos, study]

thanatology

(thăn′ə-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of death and dying, especially in their psychological and social aspects.

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

thanatology

[than′ətol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, thanatos, death, logos, science
the study of death and dying. thanatologist, n.

than·a·tol·o·gy

(than'ă-tol'ŏ-jē)
The branch of science concerned with the study of death and dying.
[thanato- + G. logos, study]

thanatology

1. The study of death.
2. The forensic study of the causes of death and their relation to postmortem appearances.

Thanatology

The medical, psychological, or legal study of death and dying.
Mentioned in: Bereavement

thanatology

the medicolegal study of death and conditions affecting human bodies.
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Paradoxically, respect for the dead is greater among those who display their tortured, massacred remains in the thousands than among those who carefully, "artistically," exhibit a few score supposed donors for science.
Yaroslavl governor Sergei Vakhrukov promised the crowd that the Lokomotiv team would be rebuilt from scratch, prompting anger from some fans at a perceived lack of respect for the dead.
The embassy observed a one-minute silence earlier in the day as a mark of respect for the dead.
Occupied Jerusalem: Gaza's inhabitants are resorting to burying their dead as quickly as possible because of the Israeli military attacks and out of respect for the dead person's soul.
And it is impossible to see how, following the slaughter, she did not feel obliged to abandon the project out of respect for the dead.
I for one certainly won't stop, just because thieving animals haven't any respect for the dead.
The race was stopped as a mark of respect for the dead rider.
In the name of the autonomy of art and the freedom of criticism, he has decided that Plath's poem will not be taught in the Pataniganj Literature Department; out of respect for the dead, deeply ingrained in his form of Hinduism, he will remain forever silent on her work.
Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.
They allow them to show their respect for the dead and to express their support and sympathy for those left behind.
Pollock, by email IT appears that respect for the dead is no longer the decent thing to have.
A service may be held in a synagogue or temple with the utmost respect for the dead - this is one of the reasons a traditional Jewish funeral is so soon after the death.