postmortem examination


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postmortem examination

n.

postmortem examination

n
1. (Pathology) dissection and examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death. Also called: autopsy or necropsy

postmortem examination

an autopsy
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Noun1.postmortem examination - an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by diseasepostmortem 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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A Home Office postmortem examination will also be carried out to establish cause of death.
Dr Mark Lord, who carried out the postmortem examination, said that death was due to a head injury following a fall from a height.
cases of other traumatic deaths from gunshot wounds, assaults or multiple injuries, were excluded, as were cases in which the final autopsy/ postmortem examination report was not completed or was not available.
A postmortem examination was due to be carried out later today.
Police took the body into custody and shifted it to a mortuary for a postmortem examination.
Police said a number of unexplained physical injuries had been identified following a postmortem examination.
A forensic postmortem examination concluded Mr Smith died from head injuries.
Police said the cause of the death is unknown and have sent the body for postmortem examination.
The bodies were shifted to ASH for postmortem examination.
Both deaths are currently being treated as unexplained pending the results of a postmortem examination.
Police are treating the 34-year-old's death as murder following a postmortem examination.
The death was originally being treated as unexplained, but following investigations and a postmortem examination, police now say they are not treating it as suspicious.