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EtymologyEdit

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

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post mortem (not comparable)

  1. Having been inflicted or having occured after death.
    We shouldn't let these post mortem injuries distract us while looking for the cause of death.
    The post mortem timeline is incomplete.

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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