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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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