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Medical Term:

euthanasia

Pronunciation: yu-tha-na'ze-a

Definition:

  1. A quiet, painless death.
  2. The intentional putting to death of a person with an incurable or painful disease intended as an act of mercy.

[eu- + G. thanatos, death]

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