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thanatology (n.)

"scientific study of death," 1837, from thanato- "death" + -logy. In 1970s, some undertakers made a bid to be called thanatologists; but from 1974 that word has been used principally in reference to specialists in the needs of the terminally ill.

updated on January 29, 2014

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Definitions of thanatology from WordNet

thanatology (n.)
the branch of science that studies death (especially its social and psychological aspects);
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