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necropsy

[nek-rop-see]
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noun, plural nec·rop·sies.
  1. the examination of a body after death; autopsy.
verb (used with object), nec·rop·sied, nec·rop·sy·ing.
  1. to perform a necropsy on.

Origin of necropsy

1855–60; necr- + -opsy1
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British Dictionary definitions for necropsied

necropsy

necroscopy (nɛˈkrɒskəpɪ)

noun plural -sies or -pies
  1. another name for autopsy

Word Origin

C19: from Greek nekros dead body + opsis sight
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Word Origin and History for necropsied

necropsy

n.

"post-mortem examination," 1839, from necro- + opsis "a sight" (see eye (n.)). As a verb, recorded from 1889.

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necropsied in Medicine

necropsy

(nĕkrŏp′sē, -rəp-)
n.
  1. autopsy