[pohst-mawr-tuh m] /poʊstˈmɔr təm/
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.
(prenominal) occurring after death
analysis or study of a recently completed event: a postmortem on a game of chess
See postmortem examination
postmortem post·mor·tem (pōst-môr’təm)
Relating to or occurring during the period after death. n.
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.”
[mawr-tl] /ˈmɔr tl/ adjective 1. subject to death; having a transitory life: all mortal creatures. 2. of or relating to human beings as subject to death; human: this mortal life. 3. belonging to this world. 4. deadly or implacable; relentless: a mortal enemy. 5. severe, dire, grievous, or bitter: in mortal fear. 6. causing or […]
adj. also postmortem, 1734 (adverb), from Latin post mortem, from post “after” (see post-) + mortem, accusative of mors “death” (see mortal (adj.)). From 1835 as an adjective. As a noun, shortening of post-mortem examination, it is recorded from 1850.
- Postmortem delivery
postmortem delivery n. The extraction of a fetus after its mother has died.
- Postmortem examination
noun 1. dissection and examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death Also called autopsy, necropsy postmortem examination n. See autopsy.