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  • adj. At, or near, the time of death


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  • The wounds are partially healed over, indicating that they occurred perimortem.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Shock Treatment

  • “From the uniform weathering, it looks like the fractures occurred perimortem.”


  • I talked to Dr. Stephanie Martin who - who took care of the - the mother here, and she said she has taken care of what are called nine perimortem pregnancies - nine perimortem deliveries, meaning the mom was actually dying around the time of the delivery.

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2010

  • WECHT: So I don ` t think that there was anything more than that agonal, perimortem reflux.

    CNN Transcript Feb 9, 2007

  • This coupled with the fact that the bones showed no sign of perimortem disturbance or animal scavenging led him to conclude the burial was intentional.

    Doug Owsley on Kennewick Man

  • From Rautman and Fenton: There was no evidence of perimortem gunshot wounds to any of the five individuals.

    The Donner Party and Alferd Packer

  • I found no evidence of perimortem injury, nothing to suggest that death had resulted from anything but the obvious: asphyxiation due to compression of the neck structures.

    Break No Bones

  • The perimortem laceration was circular and superficial.

    A Darkness More Than Night

  • A number of the bone fragments displayed signs of possible or probable perimortem fractures.

    Scholz, Klaus D.

  • Shall I clarify the terms antemortem, perimortem, and postmortem?

    206 BONES


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  • adjective - around the time of death

    July 6, 2009