thanatology

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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.

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.
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I am sure it was an emotional night with England supporters ready to sing the French National Anthem out of respect for the dead.
The body of a Muslim Marine is found near a mosque that has been linked with al-Qaeda, and Ducky refuses to perform an autopsy out of respect for the dead man's religion.
People visiting the cemetery expect a certain amount of respect for the dead and it should not be allowed to degenerate into this condition."
While there is nothing to prevent the transport of cadavers or, in the case of crematoria, ashes of the dead to Holocaust museums erected elsewhere, respect for the dead and their surviving family members has tactfully prevented this from occurring.
She relays these and other experiences in sometimes-gruesome detail but never without respect for the dead and a desire to find justice.
Trains passing the cemetery stopped and blew their horns in a show of respect for the dead. Among the first laid to rest were Zinaida Kudziyeva, 42, and her 10-year-old daughter Madina Tomayeva.
The coast guard officials said they decided it was not appropriate to keep the remains longer out of respect for the dead.
SAFETY campaigners yesterday called for Bonfire Night firework displays to be abandoned this year as a mark of respect for the dead in New York and Washington.
Later at a World Cup qualifying match in Tehran, Iranian and Bahraini soccer players observed a minute's silence in respect for the dead. (Analysts say there is a concern among shocked Iranians that the US might target Iran in response to the Sept.
At Doncaster, Goodwood and Hereford the feeling was one of trying to carry on while showing respect for the dead. Tony Goodhew, the Jockey Club's director of field services, said: "It is always a hard decision, but I think it was the right thing to go ahead.
it was a crime which ignored respect for the dead.''
"Ain't you got no respect for the dead?" shouts Finch Nobles, a strange lone woman who tends to the graves in the cemetery of a small American town.