I. adjective Etymology: Latin post mortem after death Date: 1832 1. done, occurring, or collected after death <
postmortem tissue specimens
2. following the event II. noun Date: 1846 1. autopsy 1 2. an analysis or discussion of an event after it is over

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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