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Etymology: ME, nere + deth + L, experientia, trial
the subjective observations of people who either have been close to clinical death or have recovered after having been declared dead. Many claim to have witnessed similar episodes of passing through a tunnel toward a bright light and encountering people who had preceded them in death. See also out-of-body experience.
near-death experience(1) Lazarus phenomenon, see there.
(2) A popular term for coming close to dying.
The perception held by certain individuals that they have glimpsed an afterlife when coming close to death.See: out-of-body experience
n the subjective observation of someone who has either been close to clinical death or who may have recovered after having been declared dead. Many claim to have witnessed similar episodes of passing through a tunnel toward a bright light and encountering people who have preceded them in death.
n the so-called New World hookworm. The adults of this species attach to villi in the small intestine and suck blood, causing abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and cramps, anorexia, loss of weight, and hypochromic microcytic anemia.