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ante-mortem Line breaks: ante-mortem
Pronunciation: /antɪˈmɔːtəm/

Definition of ante-mortem in English:

adjective& adverb

Before death: [as adjective]: the ante-mortem instructions of the dead leader
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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.


Latin 'before death'.

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