antemortem

or an·te-mor·tem, an·te mor·tem

[an-tee-mawr-tuh m]
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adjective

before death: an antemortem confession.

Nearby words

  1. antegrade,
  2. antegrade urography,
  3. antehall,
  4. antelope,
  5. antemeridian,
  6. antemundane,
  7. antenatal,
  8. antenave,
  9. antenna,
  10. antenna array

Origin of antemortem

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for ante-mortem

ante-mortem

adjective, adverb

(esp in legal or medical contexts) before death

Word Origin for ante-mortem

Latin

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Medicine definitions for ante-mortem

antemortem

[ăn′tē-môrtəm]

adj.

Before death.

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