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antemortem

or an·te-mor·tem, an·te mor·tem

[ an-tee-mawr-tuhm ]
/ ˌæn tiˈmɔr təm /
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adjective, adverb
before death: She made an antemortem confession.In commercial sheep flocks, diagnosis of endometritis is seldom made antemortem, and treatment is generally impractical.
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Origin of antemortem

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for antemortem

ante-mortem

adjective, adverb
(esp in legal or medical contexts) before death

Word Origin for ante-mortem

Latin
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Medical definitions for antemortem

antemortem
[ ăn′tē-môrtəm ]

adj.
Before death.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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