A branch of the behavioral sciences devoted to the study of the nature, causes, and prevention of suicide. [suicide + G. logos, study]

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sui·cid·ol·o·gy .sü-ə-.sī-'däl-ə-jē n, pl -gies the study of suicide and suicide prevention
sui·cid·ol·o·gist -jəst n

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su·i·ci·dol·o·gy (soo″ĭ-sīd-olґə-je) [suicide + -logy] the study of the causes and prevention of suicide.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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