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post·mor·tem

 (pōst-môr′təm)
adj.
1. Occurring or done after death.
2. Of or relating to a medical examination of a dead body.
n.
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.

postmortem

(pəʊstˈmɔːtəm)
adj
(Pathology) (prenominal) occurring after death
n
1. analysis or study of a recently completed event: a postmortem on a game of chess.
2. (Pathology) Also: postmortem examination dissection and examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death. Also called: autopsy or necropsy
[C18: from Latin, literally: after death]

post•mor•tem

(poʊstˈmɔr təm)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or occurring in the time following death.
2. of or pertaining to examination of the body after death.
3. occurring after the end of something; after the event.
n.
4. a postmortem examination; autopsy.
5. a discussion or evaluation after the end or fact of something, esp. a card game.
[1725–35; < Latin post mortem after death]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postmortem - discussion of an event after it has occurred
give-and-take, discussion, word - an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
2.postmortem - an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by diseasepostmortem - 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)
Adj.1.postmortem - occurring or done after death; "postmortem changes"; "a postmortem examination to determine cause of death"; "postmortal wounds"
antemortem - preceding death; "antemortem confession"
2.postmortem - after death or after an event; "a postmortem examination to determine the cause of death"; "the postmortem discussion of the President's TV address"
succeeding - coming after or following

postmortem

noun
1. examination, analysis, autopsy, dissection, necropsy A postmortem showed that he had drowned.
2. analysis, study, review, investigation, assessment, examination, breakdown, evaluation, appraisal The postmortem on the presidential campaign is under way.

postmortem

adjective
Occurring or done after death:
Translations
líkskoîun, krufning
līķa sekcija
obhliadnutie mŕtvoly

postmortem

[ˌpəʊstˈmɔːtəm] n (also postmortem examination) → autopsia (fig) → analisi f inv a posteriori

post mortem,

postmortem

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

post·mor·tem

n. L. post mortem, después de la muerte; autopsia.
References in classic literature ?
One described the results of a postmortem examination of the deceased lady, and the other stated the discoveries made after a chemical analysis of certain of the interior organs of her body.
Cavendish, I should like your consent to a postmortem.
RNA integrity is progressively degraded by endogenous nucleases as postmortem duration proceeds; however, recent studies of postmortem interval on RNA stability have shown RNA may be stable if the tissue samples have been handled appropriately.
Explaining what probably resulted in the TV legend's death, the postmortem said: "The most likely hypothesis is that being on the terrace, for some reason - loss of balance, stumble - she falls backwards, upturning the table she has near to her and hitting her head on the wall.
A team of three doctors will reach Badaun on Thursday and hold a meeting with the doctors who had conducted the first postmortem of the victims on the night of May 27.
Gupta headed the team of experts who conducted the postmortem on Pushkar's body and had alleged that he was pressured by top officials to show that Pushkar's death was 'natural'.
Mulawka presents this technical guide to postmortem fingerprinting and use of fingerprints in concert with other forensic and database resources to identify a dead person.
Police informed that after the postmortem report they will be able to know that how his assassination took place.
Media reports said that the final postmortem report would be ready within two days.
Her body was then brought for postmortem at the local government hospital.
A postmortem was undertaken which revealed the cause of death as drowning.
In bioarchaeology and in forensic work, there is a problem identifying perimortem from postmortem breaks in long bones.