[ per-ee-mawr-tuhm ]
/ ˌpɛr iˈmɔr təm /
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at or around the time of death: She had a perimortem experience where she sensed her dad's presence at a moment when his death was still unknown.Since there was no evidence of healing of the bones, the arechaeologist concluded the breaks had occurred perimortem.
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Origin of perimortem
First recorded in 1975–80; peri- + Latin mortem, accusative of mors “death,” on the pattern of postmortem
Words nearby perimortem
perilune, perilymph, perimenopause, perimeter, perimorph, perimortem, perimysium, perinatal, perinatology, perinde, perineal
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