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necropsy

[ nek-rop-see ]
/ 藞n蓻k r蓲p si /
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noun, plural nec路rop路sies.
the examination of a body after death; autopsy.
verb (used with object), nec路rop路sied, nec路rop路sy路ing.
to perform a necropsy on.
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Origin of necropsy

1855鈥60; necr- + -opsy1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use necropsy in a sentence

  • 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

necropsy

necroscopy (n蓻藞kr蓲sk蓹p瑟)

/ (藞n蓻kr蓲ps瑟) /

noun plural -sies or -pies
another name for autopsy

Word Origin for necropsy

C19: from Greek nekros dead body + opsis sight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for necropsy

necropsy
[ n臅kr艔p鈥瞫膿, -r蓹p- ]

n.
autopsy
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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