from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Suicide accomplished with the aid of a physician.

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  • n. suicide with the assistance of a physician


medi(cal) + (sui)cide.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of medical and suicide (Wiktionary)


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  • Call it "medicide" like Kevorkian did, or the value-neutral "aid in death" like the folks at

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