post-mortem

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n post-mortem an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
    • n post-mortem discussion of an event after it has occurred
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Post-mortem After death; as, post-mortem rigidity.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • post-mortem Subsequent to death: as, a post-mortem examination of the body; post-mortem changes.
    • n post-mortem A post-mortem examination; an examination of the body after death; an autopsy. Also post-obit.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Post-mortem after death
    • ***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., after death
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

Post-mortems of yesterday's scores are still going on.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
Inquisitiones post mortem, 469.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Blessing and I held a post mortem upon him in the afternoon, but we could discover no signs of anything unusual.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
Post-mortem examinations discover congestion of the brain and its membranes.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
I've never known a trustee bother yet about post-mortem movements of any sort.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
This was fully shown by the post-mortem examination.
"Los Gringos" by H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
Dr. Scriven did the post-mortems on their brains.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
The writer has seen post mortem a stomach which held a gallon (160 ounces), and again one holding only two ounces.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
Clarke (J. F.), on post mortem of the Italian boy, 56.
"The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812" by James Blake Bailey
Afterwards, he left the generals to their post-mortem and retired with Wilkins to a private balcony for a bottle of wine.
"The Envoy, Her" by Horace Brown Fyfe
The post-mortem may possibly tell us something.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
These post mortem probes revealed nothing.
"Check and Checkmate" by Walter Miller
The first called was the District Surgeon, who made a post-mortem of the two bodies.
"A Veldt Vendetta" by Bertram Mitford
A stupid village doctor took him for dead, and began a post-mortem examination to discover the cause.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
The post mortem shows distinctive differences from those of swine fever.
"The Pig" by Sanders Spencer
In such a case no post-mortem trace might be found and the blow could even be a light one.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
As for the rest, the cause of death was so evident that even a post-mortem examination could be dispensed with.
"The Wish" by Hermann Sudermann
There was no post-mortem examination of this young man, though there should have been.
"Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders" by William A. Alcott
Now it was something of a post-mortem.
"The Law of Hemlock Mountain" by Hugh Lundsford
The post-mortem examination established beyond doubt the fact that the Rev.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
***

In poetry:

He shook his head. There’s grave disease,—­
I greatly fear you all must die;
A slight post-mortem, if you please,
Surviving friends would gratify.
"The Stethoscope Song. A Professional Ballad" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
When a beaten man's discovered with a bullet in his brain,
They POST-MORTEM him, and try him, and they say he was insane;
But it very often happens that he'd lately got the sack,
And his onward move was owing to the shame of going back.
"The Shame of Going Back" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Debate post-Mortem: Dems Lifesaving Spin In Hyper- drive.
Post-Mortem Thoughts on Romney-Ryan Branding.
Big Freddy and I had just about done with our post mortem of the presidential election when I asked why Romney kept getting caught out with something politically damaging.
NLCS Game 6, Yankees' post-mortem .
It's time for an election post-mortem , including the shocking fact that Texans who were post-mortem on Election Day got to cast votes that counted.
FinCom's fall Town Meeting post-mortem .
Post-Mortem Of a Death So Puzzling.
Black Tide's Zakk Sandler: 'Post Mortem' is the Album We Needed to Make.
Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergman discusses "Post Mortem," a collaborative investigation by Frontline, ProPublica, and NPR that discovered a dysfunctional autopsy system with few standards and little oversight.
An Election Post-Mortem & Govt.
Daimler Finally Killing Maybach, Here's an Early Post-Mortem .
'Breaking Bad' Post-Mortem : New Face Laura Fraser Talks About Her Role.
United Braces Itself For Post-Mortem .
Chicago Project Shield's Depressing Post Mortem.
Republicans face sobering post-mortem .
***

In science:

The uncertainty of the periods is given with a confidence interval of one sigma in the vicinity of the period peaks via the post mortem analysis described by Schwarzenberg-Czerny (1991).
Near-Infrared Light Curves of the Brown Dwarf Eclipsing Binary 2MASS J05352184-0546085: Can Spots Explain the Temperature Reversal?
It is believed that this is a heating effect and the seal was returned to Rigaku for post-mortem analysis. A second plug-compatible seal was sourced from FerroTec with a reduced viscosity ferro-fluid for testing.
Prototyping of the ILC Baseline Positron Target
The paper ends with a post-mortem analysis added on May 24th , 2012, just before going to press, showing that we have successfully predicted the downward trend of Zynga.
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
As this last part covers a large time-period (from April 30th to May 24th , 2012), we divide it into a short-term part (the first day) and a longer-term part (until the time of writing of the post-mortem analysis, May 24th , 2012).
When games meet reality: is Zynga overvalued?
Inspiral triggers that passed the SNR threshold, χ condition were reported as event candidates and were used to calculate an upper limit on the rate of binary inspirals in the Galaxy. A “post-mortem” examination of these events provided illuminating information.
Vetoes for Inspiral Triggers in LIGO Data
Vawter, M., Evans, S., Choudary, P., Tomita, H., Meador-Woodruff, J., Molnar, M., Li, J., Lopez, J., Myers, R., Cox, D., Watson, S., Akil, H., Jones, E., and Bunney, W. (2004), “Gender-specific gene expression in post-mortem human brain: localization to sex chromosomes,” Neuropsychopharmacology, 29, 373–384.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
This protocol was evaluated on coupons machined from the left sixth and seventh ribs harvested from three post mortem human sub jects.
Tensile material properties of human rib cortical bone under quasi-static and dynamic failure loading and influence of the bone microstucture on failure characteristics
Gender-specific gene expression in post-mortem human brain: localization to sex chromosomes.
Correcting gene expression data when neither the unwanted variation nor the factor of interest are observed
***