postmortem examination

noun

Definition of postmortem examination

:autopsy 1

Examples of postmortem examination in a Sentence

  1. a coroner performed the postmortem examination with painstaking thoroughness

First Known Use of postmortem examination

1832

postmortem examination Synonyms

Synonyms
necropsy, postmortem, autopsy
Related Words
dissection
Near Antonyms
biopsy, vivisection

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postmortem examination

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post mortem examination

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