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Definition of "antemortem" [antemortem]

  • Preceding death. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antemortem" in a sentence
  • "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?"