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thanatology

 [than″ah-tol´ah-je]
the medicolegal study of death and conditions affecting dead bodies.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

thanatology

1. The study of death.
2. The forensic study of the causes of death and their relation to postmortem appearances.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Thanatology

The medical, psychological, or legal study of death and dying.
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