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post-mortem

adj.

also postmortem, 1734 (adverb), from Latin post mortem, from post "after" (see post-) + mortem, accusative of mors "death" (see mortal (adj.)). From 1835 as an adjective. As a noun, shortening of post-mortem examination, it is recorded from 1850.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • He should not make a post-mortem examination without an order in writing from the coroner.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  • No pregnancy existed, as was revealed by a post-mortem examination.

    The Physical Life of Woman: Dr. George H Napheys
  • "The post-mortem examination proved that he had swallowed aconitine in sufficient quantity to cause death," Stone replied.

    The Red Seal Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • It would have been deferred for a few days pending the post-mortem examination.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • The post-mortem lesions, however, should assist in making a correct diagnosis.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • It's to be post-mortem'd this morning, by the way, so I was only just in time.

    The Woman in Black Edmund Clerihew Bentley

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