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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.
Mentioned in: Bereavement
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Borrowing from thanatological discourse, Gaskell again associates Margaret with death and recalcitrance, which connects her to those corpses provoking the mid-Victorian power struggle between the middle and working classes.
The problem--how much to be merged with authority and how much to be set apart--Gaskell again wrestles with in thanatological terms in the last sections of the novel.
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We should add that a new, autonomous theme found in this volume is the thanatological subject matter.
The paradox that eluded metaphysics is as follows: thinking death we think indeed only our dependence on it creating thus a thanatological subject.
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The thanatological literature identifies the pediatric ward as a potential source of profound frustration, anguish, and personal and professional stress for caregivers, yet only one study was found that addressed the stress experienced by staff working with such children (Woolley, Stein, Forrest & Baum, 1989).
Thanatological themes in Polish sociomedical literature have been clearly discernible since the 1980s.