an inspection and dissection of a body after death, usually to determine the cause of death. Also called necropsy, post-mortem examination.
an obsession with death or the dead. —necromaniac, n.
the practice of feeding on carrion. —necrophage, n. —necrophagous, adj.
an abnormal attraction, especially erotic, to corpses. —necrophile, necrophiliac, n.
1. an abnormal fear of death. Also called thanatophobia.
2. an abnormal fear of corpses. —necrophobe, n. —necrophobic, adj.
1. the dissection of corpses.
2. the surgical excision of a piece of dead bone. —necrotomist, n. —necrotomic, adj.
the exhuming and stealing of bodies from graves, especially for dissection; body snatching. —resurrection man, n.
necrophobia, def. 1.
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