“I originally assumed they autopsied people in San Quentin,” says Burke.
She might be told to lie about her age, and she even might be shown dead, autopsied bodies at the morgue.
Schubert discovered that Chavez had been autopsied, and a sample of his blood was still in evidence.
Gihuwisan únà ang minatay únà dad-a sa punirarya, The body was autopsied before it was brought to the funeral parlor.
1650s, "an eye-witnessing," from Modern Latin autopsia, from Greek autopsia "a seeing with one's own eyes," from autos- "self" (see auto-) + opsis "a sight" (see eye (n.)). Sense of "dissection of a body to determine cause of death" is first recorded 1670s, probably from the same sense in French autopsie (1570s).
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.