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Pertaining to or causing death; denoting especially inevitability or inescapability of death.
[L. fatalis, of or belonging to fate]


/fa·tal/ (fa´t'l) mortal; lethal; causing death.


Etymology: L, fatum, what has been spoken
causing death.


Pertaining to or causing death; denoting especially inevitability or inescapability of death.
[L. fatalis, of or belonging to fate]


causing death; deadly; mortal; lethal.

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Q. which is the most fatal cancer type?

A. pancreatic- cancer that develops from pancreas cells:


Q. Which among them is fatal? I want to know the types of bipolar disorders and how to differentiate them? Which among them is fatal?

A. Bipolar disorders are of 3 types: Bipolar 1, Bipolar 2 and Cyclothymic . Bipolar 1 affected person has severe mood swings from high mania to depression and here treatment is given for mania. A bipolar 2 disorder episode involves mild mania also called hypomania that alternate with depression and this depression episode needs treatment. Cyclothymic disorder person have milder mood changes.Bipolar 1 person tend to have more fatal symptoms.

Q. Is arthritis a dangerous illness? Is it fatal? My girlfriend was diagnosed with arthritis 3 days ago and I'm really scared. need to know some details...

A. so is there anything I can do to help her?

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Colonel and Acting Director of Nigerian Army Public Relations Sani Kukasheka Usman stressed that the Nigerian army has carried out a most unprecedented and spectacular air raid and fatally wounded Abubakar Shekau.
PC Victor Benson (Northumberland County Constabulary), died September 26 1961, aged 33, fatally injured when his patrol car went out of control and crashed.
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AINTREE yesterday insisted every possible step is taken to ensure that horses fatally injured in action on a racecourse, cannot enter the food chain, writes Richard Birch.
According to local press, a 25-year-old man was fatally shot at Toronto Eaton Center's food court.
The serviceman was fatally wounded south of the capital, Kabul.
A BRITISH soldier has died after being fatally wounded by rebels in southern Afghanistan.
The soldier from 4 Scots, The Highlanders, was fatally wounded by insurgent gunfire while on a security patrol in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province on Friday.
He was fatally wounded by an improvised explosive and next of kin have been told.
Summary: A British soldier fatally wounded in Afghanistan earlier this week has been named as Private Daniel Steven Prior.
A MAN died after fatally stabbing himself on New Year's Eve.