ne·crol·o·gy (nə-krŏlə-jē, nĕ-)
n. pl. ne·crol·o·gies
1. A list of people who have died, especially in the recent past or during a specific period.
2. An obituary.
nec′ro·logic (nĕk′rə-lŏjĭk), nec′ro·logi·cal adj.
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