Post-mortem+examination

  • 1 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    Law dictionary

  • 3 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

  • 4 post mortem examination — examination after death, autopsy …

    English contemporary dictionary

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

    Australian English dictionary

  • 6 post-mortem examination — See autopsy …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 7 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… …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 post mortem — [L.] 1. After death. 2. Autopsy, post mortem examination, post obit …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 13 post mortem — post mor·tem 1 /ˌpōst mȯr təm/ adj: done, occurring, or collected after death post mortem 2 n: autopsy Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 post-mortem — post mor|tem , post|mor|tem [ˌpəustˈmo:təm US ˌpoustˈmo:r ] n [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: post mortem after death ] 1.) also post.mortem examin ation an examination of a dead body to discover why the person died = ↑autopsy post mortem on …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 post-mortem — adj. After death. n. An examination of a dead body to determine cause of death. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. post mortem …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 post-mortem — ► NOUN 1) an examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death. 2) an analysis of an event made after it has occurred. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ happening after death. ORIGIN Latin, after death …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 post-mortem — [[t]po͟ʊst mɔ͟ː(r)təm[/t]] post mortems also post mortem, postmortem 1) N COUNT A post mortem is a medical examination of a dead person s body in order to find out how they died. Syn: autopsy 2) N COUNT: oft N on n A post mortem is an examination …

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  • 18 post-mortem — noun VERB + POST MORTEM ▪ carry out (esp. BrE), conduct, do ▪ have, hold (esp. BrE) ▪ The coroner says we will have to hold a post mortem. POST MORTEM + VERB …

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  • 19 post-mortem — noun (C) 1 also postmortem examination formal an examination of a dead body to discover why the person died; autopsy: The post mortem revealed that Mills had been strangled. 2 an examination of a plan or event that failed, in order to discover… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 post-mortem — noun 1》 an examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death. 2》 an analysis of an event made after it has occurred. adjective 1》 relating to a post mortem. 2》 happening after death. Origin C18: from L., lit. after death …

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