necropsy

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nec·rop·sy

 (nĕk′rŏp′sē)
n. pl. nec·rop·sies

nec′rop′sy v.

necropsy

(ˈnɛkrɒpsɪ) or

necroscopy

n, pl -sies or -pies
(Pathology) another name for autopsy
[C19: from Greek nekros dead body + opsis sight]

nec•rop•sy

(ˈnɛk rɒp si)

n., pl. -sies, n.
1. the examination of a body after death; autopsy.
v.t.
2. to perform a necropsy on.
[1855–60]

necropsy

autopsy.
See also: Corpses
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.necropsy - an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by diseasenecropsy - 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)
Translations

nec·rop·sy

n. necropsia. V.: autopsy.
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