Post-mortem - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌpəʊst ˈmɔːrtəm|  American pronunciation of the word post-mortem
Brit.  |pəʊs(t)ˈmɔːtəm|  British pronunciation of the word post-mortem


- discussion of an event after it has occurred (syn: postmortem)
- an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease (syn: autopsy, necropsy, pm, postmortem)

Extra examples

A post-mortem on the body revealed that the victim had been strangled.

Dr Porter told the court that the post-mortem revealed signs of strangulation.

A post-mortem examination (=an examination on a dead body) showed that he died from head injuries.

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