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postmortem

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1postmortem

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

medical : happening after death

Full Definition of POSTMORTEM

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

Related to POSTMORTEM

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

2postmortem

noun

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
:  autopsy 1
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.

First Known Use of POSTMORTEM

1846

Related to POSTMORTEM

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

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