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postmortem

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adjective post·mor·tem \ˌpōs(t)-ˈmȯr-təm\

Simple Definition of postmortem

  • medical : happening after death

Full Definition of postmortem

  1. 1 :  done, occurring, or collected after death <postmortem tissue specimens>

  2. 2 :  following the event

Examples of postmortem

  1. <postmortem tests on the brain tissue of people who had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease>



Origin of postmortem

Latin post mortem after death


First Known Use: 1832


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postmortem

noun post·mor·tem

Simple Definition of postmortem

  • medical : an examination of a dead body to find out the cause of death

  • : a discussion or analysis of something (such as an event) after it has ended

Full Definition of postmortem

  1. 1 :  autopsy 1

  2. 2 :  an analysis or discussion of an event after it is over

Examples of postmortem

  1. A postmortem showed that the man had been poisoned.

  2. Party leaders are conducting a postmortem of the election to try to find out what went wrong.



1846

First Known Use of postmortem

1846


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