Definition of necropsy in English:


Syllabification: nec·rop·sy
Pronunciation: /ˈnekˌräpsē

noun (plural necropsies)

Another term for autopsy.
More 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.

Definition of necropsy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dəˈmôrəˌlīz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope; dispirit