[pos-chuh-muh s, -choo-] /ˈpɒs tʃə məs, -tʃʊ-/
arising, occurring, or continuing after one’s death:
a posthumous award for bravery.
published after the death of the author:
a posthumous novel.
born after the death of the father.
happening or continuing after one’s death
(of a book, etc) published after the author’s death
(of a child) born after the father’s death
mid-15c., “born after the death of the originator” (author or father), from Late Latin posthumus, from Latin postumus “last, last-born,” superlative of posterus “coming after, subsequent” (see posterior). Altered in Late Latin by association with Latin humare “to bury,” suggesting death; the one born after the father’s death obviously being the last. An Old English word for this was æfterboren, literally “after-born.” Related: Posthumously.
[pohst-hip-not-ik] /ˌpoʊst hɪpˈnɒt ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the period after hypnosis. 2. (of a suggestion) made during hypnosis so as to be effective after awakening. posthypnotic post·hyp·not·ic (pōst’hĭp-nŏt’ĭk) adj. Following hypnotism.
- Posthypnotic suggestion
/ˌpəʊsthɪpˈnɒtɪk/ noun 1. a suggestion made to the subject while in a hypnotic trance, to be acted upon at some time after emerging from the trance posthypnotic suggestion n. A suggestion made to a hypnotized person that specifies an action to be performed after awakening, often in response to a cue.
- Posthypoglycemic hyperglycemia
posthypoglycemic hyperglycemia post·hy·po·gly·ce·mic hyperglycemia (pōst’hī-pō-glī-sē’mĭk) n. See Somogyi effect.
/ˈpɒstiːkəl/ adjective 1. (of the position of plant parts) behind another part; posterior Compare antical