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antemortem

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adjective an·te·mor·tem \-ˈmȯr-təm\

Definition of antemortem

  1. :  preceding death



Origin and Etymology of antemortem

Latin ante mortem


First Known Use: 1862


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antemortem

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adjective an·te·mor·tem \-ˈmȯrt-əm\

Medical Definition of antemortem

  1. :  preceding death




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