postmortem

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj postmortem occurring or done after death "postmortem changes","a postmortem examination to determine cause of death","postmortal wounds"
    • adj postmortem after death or after an event "a postmortem examination to determine the cause of death","the postmortem discussion of the President's TV address"
    • n postmortem an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
    • n postmortem discussion of an event after it has occurred
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Usage

In literature:

Signs of acute peritonitis were seen postmortem, the abdominal cavity was full of blood, and the ovary much lacerated.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
In the end I might leave one gleaming flake or so amidst the slag heaps for a moment of postmortem sympathy.
"The New Machiavelli" by Herbert George Wells
I beg that there may be no postmortem on our bodies.
"Five Tales" by John Galsworthy
He has no time to waste on postmortems, he takes none to rest on his laurels.
"Real Soldiers of Fortune" by Richard Harding Davis
And fat, postmortem, Danton.
"The Return" by Walter de la Mare
Good idea a postmortem for doctors.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
It seemed to me wed done something worth sittin around an havin a postmortem about.
""Same old Bill, eh Mable!"" by Edward Streeter
To-day a postmortem is about to be held on the Turkish Empire and the House of Osman.
"The New Frontiers of Freedom from the Alps to the Ægean" by Edward Alexander Powell
The doctor and the wife held a postmortem examination of the hat, and found the slice of Limberger.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
Tissues obtained at postmortems can also be used after preliminary sterilisation by boiling or autoclaving.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
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In news:

Earlier this week, I wrote a story titled "Why Whitney Houston Won't Match Michael Jackson's Postmortem Earnings," trying to clear up some of the misconceptions about both singers' estates.
Why Whitney Houston Won't Match Michael Jackson's Postmortem Earnings (Part 1).
Upfront '10: The Postmortem .
The Island Players are back for season 64 today with " Postmortem ," the Ken Ludwig whodunit that also contains a love story, ample comedy and serves as an homage to Sherlock Holmes.
'Walking Dead' postmortem: reanimation and a new perspective in episode five, 'Wildfire'.
National Election Postmortem A Center of One's Own Abortion/Breast Cancer Link.
Duke shocked by Lehigh (bonus season postmortem).
After collecting 4-5 postmortem tissue samples, our in-house bacterial culture showed pure Strep .
'Postmortem' a suspense -filled drama at HFAC.
If this week's postmortem sounds similar to last week's only in reverse, you would be correct.
Your Belated Obama Campaign Graphic-Design Postmortem.
'Grey's Anatomy' Postmortem: How Will Ben React to Bailey's Big Decision .
'Nurse Jackie' Postmortem: Jackie's Exposed More Than Ever, EP Says.
' Grey 's Anatomy' Postmortem: Patrick Dempsey Teases Shepherd Family Drama Ahead.
A Postmortem Edited by Andrew J Bacevich Harvard University Press 296 pages, $25.95.
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In science:

An argument that is often put forward in support of claims of the reliability of current practices is that the reduction in the reported myelin signal correlated with advanced pathology in postmortem formalin-fix brain (8, 21).
A robust and reliable method for detecting signals of interest in multiexponential decays
We should think about such tra jectories as a postmortem record of the tra jectory of some particular body from the system.
Representation of fields associated with any moving point mass by means of fundamental fields corresponding to its trajectory in the frame of Einstein's special theory of relativity
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