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agonal

 [ag´o-nal]
pertaining to death or extreme suffering.

ag·o·nal

(ag'on-ăl),
Relating to the process of dying or the moment of death, so called because of the notion that dying is a painful process or a struggle with death.

agonal

(ăg′ə-nəl)
adj.
Associated with or relating to great pain, especially the agony of death.

agonal

adjective Referring to that which occurs immediately before or at the time of death; terminal.

agonal

adjective Relating to that which occurs just before death

ag·o·nal

(ag'ŏ-năl)
Relating to struggles preceding death.
[G. agōn, contest, struggle]

agonal

Relating to the events occurring in the last moments of life, such as the cessation of breathing or the heartbeat.