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Meaning of AUTOPSY

Pronunciation:  'otâpsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
  2. [v]  perform an autopsy; do a post-mortem

AUTOPSY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: necropsy, PM, postmortem, postmortem examination
 See Also: examination, examine, scrutiny, see



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au"top*sy\, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? seen by one's self; ? self
+ ? seen: cf. F. autopsie. See {Optic}, a.]
1. Personal observation or examination; seeing with one's own
   eyes; ocular view.

         By autopsy and experiment.            --Cudworth.

2. (Med.) Dissection of a dead body, for the purpose of
   ascertaining the cause, seat, or nature of a disease; a
   post-mortem examination.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: examination of a body after death; performed to determine cause of death, or to verify a diagnosis.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Strangely enough to view an autopsy with no other point of reference (like your own definition, or dream context) is actually a good omen and usually points to new and interesting experiences that are down the road for you, most commonly in a sexual sense.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: canvass, check, check out, check over, check up on, coroner, examine, give an examination, go over, inquest, inspect, look at, look over, medical examiner, monitor, mortality committee, necroscopy, observe, overhaul, overlook, pass over, pass under review, peer at, peruse, pore over, post, postmortem, postmortem examination, review, run over, scan, scrutinize, set an examination, size, size up, study, survey, take stock of, take the measure