1. Pertaining to or occurring during the period after death. 2. Colloquialism for autopsy (1). [post- + L. acc. case of mors (mort-), death]

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post·mor·tem (')pōst-'mȯrt-əm adj done, occurring, or collected after death <\postmortem tissue specimens>
postmortem n AUTOPSY

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post·mor·tem (pōst-morґtəm) occurring or performed after death; pertaining to the period after death.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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