|autopsy (ˈɔːtəpsɪ, ɔːˈtɒp-)|
|—n , pl -sies|
|1.||necropsy, Also called: 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 |
autopsy au·top·sy (ô'tŏp'sē, ô'təp-)
An examination of a cadaver in order to determine the cause of death or to study pathologic changes. Also called necropsy, postmortem, postmortem examination.
|autopsy (ô'tŏp'sē) Pronunciation Key
A medical examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death or to study pathologic changes.