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1. autopsy, necropsy, pm, post-mortem, post-mortem examination, postmortem, postmortem examination

an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease


2. autopsy

perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem

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noun plural -sies
1. Also called: necropsy, postmortem examination
dissection and examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death
an eyewitness observation
any critical analysis

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nounWord forms: plural ˈauˌtopsies
an examination and dissection of a dead body to discover the cause of death, damage done by disease, etc.; postmortem
a detailed critical analysis of a book, play, etc., or of some event
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈauˌtopsied or ˈauˌtopsying
to examine (a body) in this manner

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n. pl. au·top·sies
1. Examination of a cadaver to determine or confirm the cause of death. Also called necropsy, postmortem, postmortem examination.
2. A critical assessment or examination after the fact: a post-election campaign autopsy.
tr.v. au·top·sied, au·top·sying, au·top·sies
To subject to an autopsy.

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