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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The branch of science that studies death (especially its social and psychological aspects).

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  • 'thanatology', haven't see that word used since Heinlein died, which is what will happen to all of us if we don't get it together folks!
  • She founded the palliative medical field of music -- thanatology and the Chalice of Repose Project, which trains teachers in palliative music vigils with the dying.
  • If they really want to know the reason why, says Edwin Shneidman, professor emeritus of thanatology at the University of California, Los Angeles, they will have to...
  • Prof. Oh Jin-tak teaches thanatology in Hallym University every year in the undergraduate program. for more
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