[ nek-rop-see ]
/ ˈnɛk rɒp si /
noun, plural nec·rop·sies.
the examination of a body after death; autopsy.
verb (used with object), nec·rop·sied, nec·rop·sy·ing.
to perform a necropsy on.
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Origin of necropsy
1855–60; necr- + -opsy1
Words nearby necropsy
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British Dictionary definitions for necropsied
/ (ˈnɛkrɒpsɪ) /
noun plural -sies or -pies
another name for autopsy
Word Origin for necropsy
C19: from Greek nekros dead body + opsis sight
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Medical definitions for necropsied
[ nĕk′rŏp′sē, -rəp- ]
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