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antemortem

[an-tee-mawr-tuh m] /ˌæn tiˈmɔr təm/
adjective
1.
before death:
an antemortem confession.
Also, ante-mortem, ante mortem.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin
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  • Animals slaughtered at a custom exempt facility will not undergo an antemortem and postmortem inspection.
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antemortem an·te·mor·tem (ān'tē-môr'təm)
adj.
Before death.

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