post-mortem examination


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Noun1.Post-mortem examination - an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by diseasepost-mortem examination - an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
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On the 9th of November, 1867, the old man died; at least his dead body was discovered on the 10th, and physicians testified that death had occurred about twenty-four hours previously--precisely how, they were unable to say; for the post-mortem examination showed every organ to be absolutely healthy, with no indication of disorder or violence.
Another inquest was held: another post-mortem examination failed to reveal a probable cause of death.
The post-mortem examination disclosed nothing; every organ was normal and sound.
A lawyer is no better than an old woman at a post-mortem examination.
No: he can set any post-mortem examination at defiance.
The surgeon who had performed the post-mortem examination followed.
the post-mortem examination, which showed long-standing
THE post-mortem examination on Cilla Black has not revealed why she died, reports say.
A post-mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death, but Merseyside police said there were no suspicious circumstances.
THE post-mortem examination of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko was "one of the most dangerous ever undertaken in the western world", the public inquiry into his death has heard.
Dubai: The funeral of a Palestinian teenager abducted and killed in occupied Jerusalem has been delayed so that a post-mortem examination can be completed, the BBC reported.
A post-mortem examination found evidence of drowning, but West Mercia Police are still treating his death as unexplained and have reissued an appeal for information.