necropsy

necropsy

[nek-rop-see]
noun, plural necropsies.
1.
the examination of a body after death; autopsy.
verb (used with object), necropsied, necropsying.
2.
to perform a necropsy on.

Origin:
1855–60; necr- + -opsy1

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

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necropsy nec·rop·sy (něk'rŏp'sē, -rəp-)
n.
See autopsy.

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