thanatoid


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thanatoid

 [than´ah-toid]
resembling death.

than·a·toid

(than'ă-toyd),
1. Resembling death.
2. Deadly.
[thanato- + G. eidos, resemblance]

thanatoid

adjective
(1) Death-like. 
(2) Deadly, lethal; mortal.
 
While this term is used in nonmedical contexts, it is rarely used in the working medical parlance.

than·a·toid

(than'ă-toyd)
1. Resembling death.
2. Deadly.
[thanato- + G. eidos, resemblance]

thanatoid

resembling death.
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