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thanatology

 [than″ah-tol´ah-je]
the medicolegal study of death and conditions affecting dead bodies.

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]

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.

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]

thanatology

1. The study of death.
2. The forensic study of the causes of death and their relation to postmortem appearances.

Thanatology

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