Post-mortem

Word Origin & History

post-mortem
1734, from L. post mortem, from post "after" + mortem, accusative of mors "death" (see mortal). As a shortening of post-mortem examination it is recorded from 1850.
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post-mortem

noun
1. discussion of an event after it has occurred [syn: postmortem
2. an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease [syn: autopsy
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