99. Corpses


See also 63. BURIAL ; 112. DEATH

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

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