- of, relating to, or occurring in the time following death.
- of or relating to examination of the body after death.
- occurring after the end of something; after the event: a postmortem criticism of a television show.
- Medicine/Medical. a postmortem examination; autopsy.
- an evaluation or discussion occurring after the end or fact of something: to do a postmortem on the decision of a court.
- Cards. a discussion of the bidding or playing of a previous hand.
Origin of postmortem
Related Words for postmortemposthumous, dissection, autopsy, future, post, examination, necropsy, later, post-obit
Examples from the Web for postmortem
Contemporary Examples of postmortem
Postmortem examinations later showed no signs of assault or defensive wounds on her body.Oscar Pistorius Murder Case: What We’ve Learned So Far
February 21, 2013
Historical Examples of postmortem
It seemed to me wed done something worth sittin around an havin a postmortem about."Same old Bill, eh Mable!"
They had ceased to be factors in the equation; they were 'non est' in the postmortem history of John Grier.Carnac's Folly, Complete
The doctor and the wife held a postmortem examination of the hat, and found the slice of Limberger.Peck's Sunshine
George W. Peck
Other authors have failed to demonstrate similar lesions, or have considered them due to postmortem change.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
There was extensive hemorrhage into the brain, as shown by postmortem examination, the cerebral vessels being atheromatous.The Last Words of Distinguished Men and Women
Frederic Rowland Marvin
- (prenominal) occurring after death
- analysis or study of a recently completed eventa postmortem on a game of chess
- See postmortem examination
Word Origin for postmortem
- Relating to or occurring during the period after death.
Autopsy; figuratively, any analysis that follows an event: “When the convention is over, we'll have a postmortem to find ways of improving it for next year.” From Latin, meaning “after death.”