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 for postmortem examination
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Post-mortem \Post-mor"tem\, a. [L., after death.]
     After death; as, post-mortem rigidity.
     [1913 Webster]
     Post-mortem examination (Med.), an examination of the body
        made after the death of the patient; an autopsy.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  postmortem examination
      n 1: an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine
           cause of death or the changes produced by disease [syn:
           autopsy, necropsy, postmortem, post-mortem, PM,
           postmortem examination, post-mortem examination]

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