Definition of antemortem in English:


Syllabification: an·te·mor·tem
Pronunciation: /ˌantēˈmôrtəm

adjective & adverb

  • Before death: [as adjective]: the antemortem instructions of the dead leader [as adverb]: abnormalities of the sinus are difficult to demonstrate antemortem
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    • So I think that it is not evidence of an ante-mortem kind of ligature.
    • The forensic odontologists compare the dental remains that we recover with the ante-mortem dental records in order to make a positive dental identification.
    • ‘It has become an integral part of the ante-mortem process at factories and pre-export clearance for live exports,’ he added.


late 19th century: Latin, literally 'before death'.

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