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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of postmortem

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

  2. 2 :  following the event

Examples of postmortem in a sentence

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



Did You Know?

Post mortem is Latin for "after death". In English, postmortem refers to an examination, investigation, or process that takes place after death. A postmortem examination of a body (often simply called a postmortem) is often needed to determine the time and cause of death; the stiffening called rigor mortis is one postmortem change that doctors look at to determine when death occurred. Today we've come to use postmortem to refer to any examination or discussion that takes place after an event.

Origin and Etymology 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of postmortem

  1. 1 :  autopsy 1

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

Examples of postmortem in a sentence

  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


Medical Dictionary

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postmortem

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adjective post·mor·tem \(ˈ)pōst-ˈmȯrt-əm\

Medical Definition of postmortem

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




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postmortem

noun post·mor·tem

Medical Definition of postmortem




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