thanatoid


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thanatoid

 [than´ah-toid]
resembling death.
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·toid

(than'ă-toyd),
1. Resembling death.
2. Deadly.
[thanato- + G. eidos, resemblance]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

thanatoid

adjective
(1) Death-like. 
(2) Deadly, lethal; mortal.
 
While this term is used in nonmedical contexts, it is rarely used in the working medical parlance.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

than·a·toid

(than'ă-toyd)
1. Resembling death.
2. Deadly.
[thanato- + G. eidos, resemblance]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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