|the depression in the center of the surface of the abdomen indicating the point of attachment of the umbilical cord to the embryo; navel.|
|1.||(prenominal) occurring after death|
|2.||analysis or study of a recently completed event: a postmortem on a game of chess|
|3.||See postmortem examination|
|[C18: from Latin, literally: after death]|
postmortem post·mor·tem (pōst-môr'təm)
Relating to or occurring during the period after death. n.
Autopsy; figuratively, any analysis that follows an event: “When the convention is over, we'll have a postmortem to find ways of improving it for next year.” From Latin, meaning “after death.”