Post-mortem examination
Post-mortem Post-mor"tem, a. [L., after death.] After death; as, post-mortem rigidity. [1913 Webster]

{Post-mortem examination} (Med.), an examination of the body made after the death of the patient; an autopsy. [1913 Webster]


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  • post mortem examination — n: autopsy Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • post-mortem examination — noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease • Syn: ↑autopsy, ↑necropsy, ↑postmortem, ↑post mortem, ↑PM, ↑postmortem examination • Derivationally related forms: ↑autop …   Useful english dictionary

  • post mortem examination — examination after death, autopsy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • post-mortem examination — /poʊst ˌmɔtəm əgzæməˈneɪʃən/ (say pohst .mawtuhm uhgzamuh nayshuhn) noun → autopsy …   Australian English dictionary

  • post-mortem examination — See autopsy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Post-mortem (disambiguation) — Post mortem (meaning after death) may refer to: In science: Post mortem examination, or autopsy, an examination of a corpse in order to determine cause of death Post mortem interval, the time that has elapsed since a person has died Postmortem… …   Wikipedia

  • Post-mortem — Post mor tem, a. [L., after death.] After death; as, post mortem rigidity. [1913 Webster] {Post mortem examination} (Med.), an examination of the body made after the death of the patient; an autopsy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • post-mortem — (adj.) also postmortem, 1734, from L. post mortem, from post after + mortem, accusative of mors death (see MORTAL (Cf. mortal) (adj.)). As a noun, shortening of post mortem examination, it is recorded from 1850 …   Etymology dictionary

  • post-mortem — /poʊst ˈmɔtəm / (say pohst mawtuhm) adjective 1. subsequent to death: post mortem injuries. –noun 2. a post mortem examination; autopsy. 3. an examination of the causes of failure of a plan, project, or the like. 4. an evaluation of a party,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • post-mortem — n., adv., & adj. n. 1 (in full post mortem examination) an examination made after death, esp. to determine its cause. 2 colloq. a discussion analysing the course and result of a game, election, etc. adv. & adj. after death. Etymology: L …   Useful english dictionary

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