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necropsy Line breaks: nec|ropsy
Pronunciation: /ˈnɛkrɒpsi/

Definition of necropsy in English:

noun (plural necropsies)

Another term for autopsy.
Example sentences
  • 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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