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Thanato Words: “apothanasia” to “thanatotyphus”

Words that include: thanato-, thanat-, thanas-, -thanasia,
-thanasic, -thanatous (Greek: death, dead)

The lengthening or extension of life; postponement of death, as opposed to euthanasia.
Not dying, immortality.
A harsh or bad death.
Painful or lingering death.
Death caused by electrocution including lightning, accidental exposure to electricity, and formal execution.
euthanasia, euthanasian:
1. A gentle, painless, and easy death.
2. The action of inducing a gentle and easy death.
3. The intentional putting to death of a person with an incurable or painful disease intended as an act of mercy.
Someone who advocates euthansia.
1. A normal or natural manner of death and dying.
2. Sometimes used to denote the deliberate stopping of artificial or heroic means of maintaining life so the person can die naturally.
Killing quickly, rapidly fatal.
The belief or doctrine that at death the human soul ceases to exist.
A believer in thanatism.
Pertaining to life and death.
Studies related to the processes involved in life and death.
thanatocoenosis, thanatocenosis:
An assemblage of organisms brought together after death.
The study of the distributions of dead organisms.
1. Knowing the approach of death, characteristic of the approach of death, or indicating the approach of death.
2. Indicative or characteristic of death.
3. A fatal prognosis indicating the approach of death.
1. A description of death including its signs and accompanying changes; a treatise about death.
2. An account of a person’s death.
3. A written description of someone’s symptoms and thoughts while dying.
Resembling death; apparently dead; deathlike.
A reference to thanatology.
A specialist in the study of death.
1. The scientific study of death, its causes and phenomena.
2. The study of the effects of approaching death and of the needs of the terminally ill and their families.
3. The study of death and its effect on individuals and families.
4. In forensic medicine, the study of the circumstances under which death occurred, especially as they relate to the production of postmortem phenomena.
5. The medicolegal study of death and conditions affecting dead bodies.
1. An abnormal obsession with death or suicidal mania.
2. An illness or death resulting from a belief in the efficacy of magic, a phenomenon observed among those primitive societies, or illiterate and superstitious people; who believe in the power of evil spirits, spells, curses, and control over one’s bodily processes, with such belief and resulting fear manifesting itself as psychosomatic illness and even death.
Of or pertaining to divination concerning death.
A thermometer used to prove the occurrence of death by registering the reduction of bodily temperature.
A morbid contemplation of death.
Venomous snakes that cause death.
A reference to poisonous snakes the bites of which result in death.
An undue fascination with death.
thanatophobia, thanatophoby:
1. A morbid fear of death or of dying.
2. An unwarranted apprehension of imminent death or a morbid dread of the subject of death or of dying.
1. Deadly; lethal; leading to death.
2. Applied to a form of dwarfism that results in death. A lethal dwarfism characterised by micromelia (condition of having disproportionately short or small limbs), bowed long bones, enlarged head, flattened vertebral bodies, and muscular hypotonia; lack of pulmonary ventilation causes respiratory difficulties with cyanosis (a bluish discoloration due to excessive concentration of reduced hemoglobin in the blood) leading to death within the first few hours or days after birth.
1. A contemplation of death.
2. An expression of someone’s thoughts about death, e.g. in a poem.
3. In medicine, necrosis; gangrene.
4. In biology, death-feigning behavior; death feint.
by William Cullen Bryant
(the last part)

So life, that when thy summons comes to join
The innumerable caravan, which moves
To that mysterious realm where each shall take
His chamber in the silent halls of death,
Thou go not, like the quarry slave at night,
Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave,
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
thanatopsy, thanatopsia:
Another word for autopsy or a surgical procedure, postmortem, which involves the examination of body tissues, often to determine cause of death; necropsy.
An establishment where people are received in order to be killed; a place of death.
In Greek mythology, Thanatos supposedly resided in the lower world and was the personification of death. He was the son of Nyx (goddess of the night) and the brother of Hypnos (sleep). The Roman equivalent for this character is Mors.
1. The universal death instinct theorized by Sigmund Freud; so, in psychiatry, an instinct or impulse to seek peace in nonexistence, often manifested in aggressive behavior; death instinct.
2. In psychoanalysis, the death principle, representing all instinctual (natural inward impulse; unconscious, involuntary, tendencies toward senescence [old age] and death).

According to Freud’s (1920) hypothesis, life instincts of self-preservation and sex are in conflict with a death instinct, the purpose of which is to reduce life-forms to inanimate matter.

thanatosis, thanatosia:
1. Religious rites in honor of the dead.
2. Putting to death.
A reference to a state of hypnosis or an apparent inanimation assumed by some insects.
Malignant or deadly typhys.