Definition of thanatologist in English:

thanatologist

noun

  • See thanatology

    • ‘While anchored in the Catholic tradition, music thanatologists seek to make each death a blessed event regardless of the religious background of the dying person.’
    • ‘The services are provided by a master-level social worker who also is a certified thanatologist.’
    • ‘Music thanatologists use the harp because of its universality and rich, soothing tones.’
    • ‘It may seem isolating, but many people are ambivalent about the death of an intimate, says Jean Miller, a thanatologist at the University of Rhode Island.’
    • ‘She is the first critical incident thanatologist assigned to an emergency response exercise associated with unconventional concepts in weapons of mass destruction.’