antemortem

adjective
an·te·mor·tem | \-ˈmȯr-təm \

Definition of antemortem 

: preceding death

First Known Use of antemortem

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antemortem

Latin ante mortem

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antemortem

adjective
an·te·mor·tem | \-ˈmȯrt-əm \

Medical Definition of antemortem 

: preceding death

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