Definition of Autopsy

1. Noun. An examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease.




2. Verb. Perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem.
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Generic synonyms: Examine, See

Definition of Autopsy

1. n. Personal observation or examination; seeing with one's own eyes; ocular view.

Definition of Autopsy

1. Noun. A dissection performed on a cadaver to find possible cause(s) of death. ¹

2. Noun. An after-the-fact examination, especially of the causes of a failure. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To perform an autopsy on. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To perform an after-the-fact analysis of, especially of a failure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Autopsy

1. to examine a dead body to determine the cause of death [v -SIED, -SYING, -SIES]

Medical Definition of Autopsy

1. A surgical procedure, postmortem, which involves the examination of body tissues, often to determine cause of death. (02 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autopsy

autopolyploids
autopolyploidy
autopositioning
autoprocessing
autoprotective
autoprotolysis
autopsia
autopsias
autopsic
autopsical
autopsied
autopsies
autopsist
autopsists
autopsorin
autopsy (current term)
autopsying
autoptic
autoptical
autoptically
autoradiogram
autoradiograms
autoradiograph
autoradiographed
autoradiographic
autoradiographs
autoradiography
autoradiolyses
autoradiolysis
autoreact

Literary usage of Autopsy

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1. Report. by Henry Phipps Institute (1907)
"The autopsy protocol of the Institute has been followed and each case has been ... The processes here tabulated are the findings on the autopsy table, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"The autopsy showed a diffuse meningeal hemorrhage over the bulb. ... No autopsy was held. By far the most important recent paper on the subject of pontile ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1898)
"The autopsy, with careful microscopic examination, revealed no sign of a focal lesion, but a general ... This autopsy definitely settles the question of ..."

4. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1911)
"In the autopsy room the pathologist must take due cognizance of the ... he must endeavor at each autopsy to give the physician a satisfactory explanation, ..."

5. Handbook of the Law of Insurance by William Reynolds Vance (1904)
"... though at the risk of his health.101 RIGHT TO AN autopsy. 245. The right reserved in accident policies to the insurer to demand an autopsy in case of ..."

6. Report on the Etiology and Prevention of Yellow Fever by George Miller Sternberg (1890)
"Soldier in Military Hospital ; sick 7 days; autopsy 71 hours after deal h. ... Patient in Civil Hospital, male, aged 41; sick S days; autopsy 6 hours after ..."

7. Typhus Fever with Particular Reference to the Serbian Epidemic by Richard Pearson Strong (1921)
"autopsy autopsy NUMBER 4. Patient of Dr. . Diagnosis: Typhus fever, pulmonary oedema, ... autopsy Findings Postmortem performed 24 hours after death. ..."

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