necropsy

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Etymology[edit]

From necro- +‎ -opsy.

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  • IPA(key): /neˈkrɒpsi/
  • Hyphenation: necr‧opsy

Noun[edit]

necropsy (plural necropsies)

  1. The pathological dissection of a corpse; particularly to determine cause of death. Applicable to the examination of any life form.

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Verb[edit]

necropsy (third-person singular simple present necropsies, present participle necropsying, simple past and past participle necropsied)

  1. The act of performing a necropsy.

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