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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.
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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]
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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.
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au·top·sy

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

A scientific examination of a dead body carried out in order to determine the cause of death.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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"
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autopsy

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

autopsy

[ˈɔːtɒpsɪ] Nautopsia f
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autopsy

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

nAutopsie f, → Leichenöffnung f
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autopsy

[ˈɔːtɒpsɪ] nautopsia
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autopsy

(ˈoːtopsi) plural ˈautopsies noun
a medical examination of a body after death.
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au·top·sy

n. autopsia, examen de un cadáver.
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autopsy

n (pl -sies) autopsia, necropsia
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Three subsequent autopsies carried out on behalf of both the family and suspects, who kept Rottweilers, indicated she was mauled by dogs.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said he will not stop the Public Attorney's Office (PAO) from conducting autopsies of children who are suspected to have died as a result for receiving shots of the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.
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The present study was conducted on lung specimens of 410 routine autopsies received in the Department of Pathology, Autopsy section of the tertiary care hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat to find out the frequency of various pulmonary alterations at autopsy.