from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Preceding death.
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- adj. before death
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. preceding death
Shall I clarify the terms antemortem, perimortem, and postmortem?
The odontologist compares recovered dentition to X-rays, handwritten charts, and treatment notes in antemortem records.
Had Danny and I made too great a leap when comparing the antemortem and postmortem dental X-rays?
Though truncated on the postmortem film, the glob that remained in the molar was nearly identical to the top half of the glob on the antemortem film.
We all looked from antemortem to postmortem and back, and back again, comparing details of bony architecture and microstructure.
This antemortem inspection is the only test required by the USDA before cattle are sent to slaughter.
"If you have antemortem blood that revealed protein-induced vitamin K deficiency, " she replies.
I'm not suggesting that that means that it is an antemortem cut.
It tells you whether the bone was cut postmortem or antemortem.
The only other thing that he thought was worth mentioning was that the bruise on Aliso's cheek was antemortem by four or five hours.
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