- inspection and dissection of a body after death, as for determination of the cause of death; postmortem examination.
- an analysis of something after it has been done or made.
- to perform an autopsy on.
Origin of autopsy
Examples from the Web for autopsied
Contemporary Examples of autopsied
Schubert discovered that Chavez had been autopsied, and a sample of his blood was still in evidence.
“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.Secrets of an Underage Model: Prostitution, Money in New Film ‘Girl Model’
September 5, 2012
Historical Examples of autopsied
Gihuwisan únà ang minatay únà dad-a sa punirarya, The body was autopsied before it was brought to the funeral parlor.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan
John U. Wolff
- Also called: necropsy, postmortem examination dissection and examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death
- an eyewitness observation
- any critical analysis
Word Origin for autopsy
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).
- An examination of a cadaver in order to determine the cause of death or to study pathologic changes.necropsy postmortem postmortem examination
- A medical examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death or to study pathologic changes.