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post mortem

See also: post mórtem

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Latin post (afterwards) + mortem, from mors (death).

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post mortem (not comparable)

  1. Occurring after death.
    The injuries were found to have been caused post mortem.

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NounEdit

post mortem (plural post mortems) (abbreviated as PM)

  1. An investigation of a corpse to determine the cause of death; an autopsy
  2. (figuratively, management) Any investigation after something considered unsuccessful, especially used of meetings, games and sports, software development, and projects of any kind.

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post mortem (invariable)

  1. post mortem