postmortem examination


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a coroner performed the postmortem examination with painstaking thoroughness
Recent Examples on the Web During a postmortem examination, the coroner concluded that Kathleen had died from injuries that were consistent with blunt force trauma, not an accidental fall. Emma Dibdin, Town & Country, 4 June 2022 Dunikoski showed Donoghue a series of photos taken during the postmortem examination and asked the medical examiner to give a detailed description of each. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 16 Nov. 2021 The postmortem examination was performed Monday, and the subsequent report with more details about the findings was expected to be completed by mid- to late November, Hess said. Mike Cruz, The Arizona Republic, 8 Oct. 2021 Upon postmortem examination, these birds, including the black and white water bird species western grebes, were found to have domoic acid poisoning. Jennifer Clare Ball, Wired, 16 Aug. 2021 The two types of CJD can only be distinguished through a postmortem examination of brain tissue. Barbara Casassus, Science | AAAS, 28 July 2021 The puppy was brought to the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, run by the university, for a postmortem examination after its unexpected death. Amanda Blanco,, 13 Apr. 2021 Schwarz’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for a postmortem examination. John Sharp |, al, 24 Oct. 2020 Todd was there for the postmortem examination and accompanied the president's body to the White House, the letter said. Christina Zdanowicz, CNN, 14 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of postmortem examination

1832, in the meaning defined above

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