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
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noun plural -sies or -pies
Word Origin for necropsy
C19: from Greek nekros dead body + opsis sight
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