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antemortem

or an·te-mor·tem, an·te mor·tem

[an-tee-mawr-tuh m]
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adjective
  1. before death: an antemortem confession.

Origin of antemortem

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1880–85
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antemortem in Medicine

antemortem

(ăn′tē-môrtəm)
adj.
  1. Before death.
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