Post Mortem

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Post Mortem

[Latin, After death.] Pertaining to matters occurring after death. A term generally applied to an autopsy or examination of a corpse in order to ascertain the cause of death or to the inquisition for that purpose by the Coroner .

post mortem

n. Latin for "after death," an examination of a dead body to determine cause of death, generally called an autopsy. (See: coroner)

See: posthumous

POST MORTEM. After death; as, an examination post mortem, is an examination made of a dead body to ascertain the cause of death; an inquisition post mortem, is one made by the coroner.

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Mr Cotter said it was unlikely that a great deal would be found from a second post mortem examination but it was safer to carry one out for subsequent police inquiries or any future trial.
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Police were today awaiting the results of a post mortem examination, but were treating the death as drug related.
He said: "It is not always possible to properly examine an organ between a post mortem and a funeral.
A post mortem is expected to determine the cause of death of the teenage girl, 16, who died suddenly in Peyia on Tuesday evening while out to dinner with her family.
Mardan -- After five hours waiting for the lady doctor in Mardan Medical Complex (MMC) a citizen brought back the dead body of his sister without post mortem on Wednesday.