Autopsy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːtɑːpsɪ|  American pronunciation of the word autopsy
Brit.  |ˈɔːtɒpsɪ|  British pronunciation of the word autopsy


- an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease (syn: necropsy, pm, post-mortem, postmortem)


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

Extra examples

The coroner performed an autopsy on the murder victim's body.

...the autopsy revealed an advanced stage of cancer...

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The autopsy established that he had been murdered.

An autopsy revealed no evidence of poisoning.

Word forms

singular: autopsy
plural: autopsies
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