antemortem

[an-tee-mawr-tuhm]
adjective
before death: an antemortem confession.
Also, ante-mortem, ante mortem.


Origin:
1880–85; < Latin

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antemortem an·te·mor·tem (ān'tē-môr'təm)
adj.
Before death.

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Animals slaughtered at a custom exempt facility will not undergo an antemortem and postmortem inspection.
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