English - Noun
(archaic, nonce word) premature burial
1880, College and Clinical Record (volume 1, page 60)
- In Great Britain, where the custom is to keep the body above ground so long, that evidences of putrid decomposition usually present themselves before interment, but little danger can exist; and consequently, the subject of zoothapsis has scarcely received due attention from the medico-legal writers of that country.
- 1880, College and Clinical Record (volume 1, page 60)