THANATOMIMESIS By N., Sam M.S. - 2 noun. actions which bear a significant likeness to death and might be considered to act as a method for inhibiting death. THANATOMIMESIS: "Thanatomimesis is observed frequently within the animal kingdom." Related Psychology Terms EXOTIC PSYCHOSES OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION ANIMAL BEHAVIOR FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) DEMONOLOGY SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) ACT PSYCHOLOGY LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.) HABIT Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "THANATOMIMESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/thanatomimesis/ (accessed June 27, 2022).