postmortem examination


postmortem examination
noun
an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
Derivationally related forms: ↑autopsy (for: ↑autopsy)
Hypernyms: ↑examination, ↑scrutiny

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noun
: an examination of the body after death usually with such dissection as will expose the vital organs for determining the cause of death or the character and extent of changes produced by disease : autopsy

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  • postmortem — [pōst΄môr′təm] adj. [L, lit., after death] 1. happening, done, or made after death 2. having to do with a post mortem examination n. 1. short for POSTMORTEM EXAMINATION 2. a detailed examination or evaluation of some event just ended: Also… …   English World dictionary

  • postmortem — I noun 1. discussion of an event after it has occurred • Syn: ↑post mortem • Derivationally related forms: ↑postmortal (for: ↑post mortem), ↑postmortal …   Useful english dictionary

  • postmortem — /pohst mawr teuhm/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or occurring in the time following death. 2. of or pertaining to examination of the body after death. 3. occurring after the end of something; after the event: a postmortem criticism of a television… …   Universalium

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  • postmortem — post•mor•tem [[t]poʊstˈmɔr təm[/t]] adj. 1) of, pertaining to, or occurring in the time following death 2) med of or pertaining to examination of the body after death 3) occurring after the end of something; after the event 4) med a postmortem… …   From formal English to slang