1. A normal or natural manner of death and dying.
2. Sometimes used to denote the deliberate stopping of artificial or heroic means of maintaining life.
[ortho- + G. thanatos, death]
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orthothanasia(1) Natural death.
(2) Passive euthanasia, see there.
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