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than·a·tos

(than'ă-tos),
In psychoanalysis, the death principle, representing all instinctual tendencies toward senescence and death. See also entries under instinct Compare: eros.
[G. death]

Thanatos

[than′ətəs]
Etymology: Gk, death
a freudian term for the death instinct.