|Origin:||post mortem 'after death'|
post-mor‧tem, post‧mor‧tem [countable]
1 also postmortem examinationMH
an examination of a dead body to discover why the person died [= autopsy]
A post-mortem on the body revealed that the victim had been strangled.
2 especially British English
an examination of a plan or event that failed, done to discover why it failed
a post-mortem on the company's poor results