than·a·tol·o·gist .than-ə-'täl-ə-jəst n a person who specializes in thanatology

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  • thanatologist — than·a·tol·o·gist …   English syllables

  • thanatologist — ˌthanəˈtäləjə̇st noun : a specialist in thanatology …   Useful english dictionary

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