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postmortem examination

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examination of a dead body especially to find out the cause of death
  • a coroner performed the postmortem examination with painstaking thoroughness

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The first known use of postmortem examination was in 1832

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“Postmortem examination.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/postmortem%20examination. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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