autopsist

autopsy

[aw-top-see, aw-tuhp-]
noun, plural autopsies.
1.
inspection and dissection of a body after death, as for determination of the cause of death; postmortem examination.
2.
an analysis of something after it has been done or made.
verb (used with object), autopsied, autopsying.
3.
to perform an autopsy on.

Origin:
1645–55; (< Middle French autopsie) < Greek autopsía a seeing with one's own eyes, equivalent to aut- aut- + óps(is) -opsis + -ia -y3

autopsist, noun
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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 auto- + opsis sight]

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autopsy
1650s, "an eye-witnessing," from Mod.L. autopsia, from Gk. autopsia "a seeing with one's own eyes," from autos- "self" (comb. form) + opsis "a sight" (see eye). Sense of "dissection of a body to determine cause of death" is first recorded 1670s.
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autopsy au·top·sy (ô'tŏp'sē, ô'təp-)
n.
An examination of a cadaver in order to determine the cause of death or to study pathologic changes. Also called necropsy, postmortem, postmortem examination.

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autopsy   (ô'tŏp'sē)  Pronunciation Key 
A medical examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death or to study pathologic changes.
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