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. How is he to know the action of a poison?
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 post-mortem examination, which showed long-standing
TWO people have been warned they face jail after admitting accessing CCTV footage of the post-mortem examination of footballer Emiliano Sala.
She also admitted perverting the course of public justice by instructing Ashford to "delete your pics" on February 12, and the next day deleting the post-mortem examination cameras from the live feed camera facility and deleting the post-mortem image of Sala from her mobile.
Summary: Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) [India], July 13 (ANI): One month after a man was allegedly murdered and put to the grave, his body was retrieved by the police and sent for the post-mortem examination on Friday.