[ 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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Necropsy protocols usually are incomplete and unsatisfactory in their descriptions of the heart.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
British Dictionary definitions for necropsy
/ (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 necropsy
[ nĕk′rŏp′sē, -rəp- ]
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