Definition of necropsy in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈnɛkrɒpsi
, nɛˈkrɒpsi

noun (plural necropsies)

  • another term for autopsy.
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    • The necropsy excluded coronary embolism, myocardial infarction, or tamponade, and the patient's death remains unexplained.
    • After each test, an orthopaedic surgeon evaluated post test radiographs and performed detailed necropsies of each specimen to assess the injuries sustained during testing.
    • It is also called a necropsy, the examination of the dead.

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