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.
The doctor being called, described a personal peculiarity, which he had noticed at the post-mortem examination, and which might lead to the identification of the murdered man.
A lawyer is no better than an old woman at a post-mortem examination.
Birrell, who had made the post-mortem examination of the deceased.
No: he can set any post-mortem examination at defiance.
The surgeon who had performed the post-mortem examination followed.
The body was taken to the District Headquarters Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
Two btl THE trial of a woman accused of murdering her baby has heard the cause of the little boy's death was found to be unascertained following a post-mortem examination.
THE post-mortem examination on Cilla Black has not revealed why she died, reports say.