post mortem

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1. Occurring or done after death.
2. Of or relating to a medical examination of a dead body.
1. See autopsy.
2. Informal An analysis or review of a finished event.

[Latin post mortem : post, afterward; see post- + mortem, accusative of mors, death; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]

post mor′tem adv.

post mortem

A Latin term meaning after death, used to describe something happening after someone’s death or to mean a medical examination carried out on a dead body.
ohledání mrtvoly
líkskoîun, krufning
lavono skrodimas
līķa sekcija
obhliadnutie mŕtvoly

post mortem,


(pəusˈmoːtəm) noun
a medical examination of a dead body in order to find out the cause of death.

post mortem

n autopsia, necropsia
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Goodfellow that a post mortem examination of the beast should be immediately made, with the view, if possible, of discovering the ball.
In half an hour there was a board meeting; later, he was to hold a post mortem on a railroad; at every moment questions were being asked by telegraph, by cable, questions that involved the credit of individuals, of firms, of even the country.
Do you think I show symptoms of yellow fever or cholera, that you are making post mortem arrangements with such zeal?
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The post mortem performed on the nine-month old baby girl who apparently died last week from meningitis, appears to have confirmed the suspected cause of death, according to the findings.
A POST mortem is set to be carried out today to find the cause of Rik Mayall's sudden death.
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The police, without waiting for the results of the post mortem examination, arrested Abigail Podmore on suspicion of murder.
ISLAMABAD, March 05, 2011 (Balochistan Times): PIMS has handed over the post mortem report of late Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, to police on Friday while 5 bullets were taken out from his body.
Briefing media persons, Professor Jamal said it would take about 24 to 72 hours to complete the final post mortem report of Bhatti, who was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Islamabad on Wednesday morning.
Organs were removed at post mortem and provided for analysis despite being of no possible relevance to the cause of death.