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thanatology

noun than·a·tol·o·gy \ˌtha-nə-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Definition of THANATOLOGY

:  the description or study of the phenomena of death and of psychological mechanisms for coping with them
than·a·to·log·i·cal \ˌtha-nə-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
than·a·tol·o·gist \-ə-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of THANATOLOGY

Greek thanatos + English -logy
First Known Use: circa 1842

thanatology

noun than·a·tol·o·gy \ˌthan-ə-ˈtäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural than·a·tol·o·gies

Medical Definition of THANATOLOGY

:  the description or study of the phenomena of death and of psychological mechanisms for coping with them
than·a·to·log·i·cal \ˌthan-ət-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl\ adjective

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