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au·top·sy

 (ô′tŏp′sē, ô′təp-)
n. pl. au·top·sies
1. Examination of a cadaver to determine or confirm the cause of death. Also called necropsy, postmortem, postmortem examination.
2. A critical assessment or examination after the fact: a post-election campaign autopsy.
tr.v. au·top·sied, au·top·sying, au·top·sies
To subject to an autopsy.

[Greek autopsiā, a seeing for oneself : auto-, auto- + opsis, sight; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

au·top′sic, au·top′si·cal adj.
au′top′sist n.

autopsy

(ˈɔːtəpsɪ; ɔːˈtɒp-)
n, pl -sies
1. (Pathology) Also called: necropsy or postmortem examination dissection and examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death
2. an eyewitness observation
3. any critical analysis
[C17: from New Latin autopsia, from Greek: seeing with one's own eyes, from auto- + opsis sight]

au•top•sy

(ˈɔ tɒp si, ˈɔ təp-)

n., pl. -sies, n.
1. the inspection and dissection of a body after death, as for determination of the cause of death; postmortem examination.
2. a critical analysis of something after it has taken place or been completed.
v.t.
3. to perform an autopsy on.
[1645–55; < Greek autopsía a seeing with one's own eyes =aut- aut- + ópsis -opsis]
au′top•sist, n.

au·top·sy

(ô′tŏp′sē)
A medical examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death.

autopsy

an inspection and dissection of a body after death, usually to determine the cause of death. Also called necropsy, post-mortem examination.
See also: Corpses

autopsy

A scientific examination of a dead body carried out in order to determine the cause of death.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autopsy - an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by diseaseautopsy - an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
examination, scrutiny - the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
Verb1.autopsy - perform an autopsy on a dead bodyautopsy - perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
examine, see - observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"

autopsy

noun postmortem, dissection, postmortem examination, necropsy The autopsy report gave the cause of death as poisoning.
Translations
تَشْريح جُثَّه
pitva
autopsiobduktion
autopsijaobdukcija
líkskoîun, krufning
검시
skrodimas
sekcija
obduktion

autopsy

[ˈɔːtɒpsɪ] Nautopsia f

autopsy

[ˈɔːtɒpsi] nautopsie fAuto show nSalon m de l'autoauto worker nouvrier/ière m/f de l'industrie automobile

autopsy

nAutopsie f, → Leichenöffnung f

autopsy

[ˈɔːtɒpsɪ] nautopsia

autopsy

(ˈoːtopsi) plural ˈautopsies noun
a medical examination of a body after death.

au·top·sy

n. autopsia, examen de un cadáver.

autopsy

n (pl -sies) autopsia, necropsia
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