postmortem examination


Examples of postmortem examination in a Sentence

a coroner performed the postmortem examination with painstaking thoroughness
Recent Examples on the Web The victims’ bodies were recovered and flown to a hospital for postmortem examinations. Alyssa Lukpat, WSJ, 11 July 2023 Slight acceleration or shaking of the brain that doesn’t register as a concussion may, if repeated frequently enough, trigger a cascading, dementia-like disease process that continues years after the trauma stops and is discovered only through postmortem examination. New York Times, 1 Mar. 2022 The Sheriff’s Office said the cause of death is to be determined, with a forensic postmortem examination scheduled for Tuesday. Jessica Flores, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Mar. 2023 This type of postmortem examination is known as an autopsy. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 3 Oct. 2022 The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office took custody of the fetus pending a postmortem examination as an investigation continues, Phoenix police said. Angela Cordoba Perez, The Arizona Republic, 15 Nov. 2022 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 See More

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First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of postmortem examination was in 1832

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“Postmortem examination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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