Definition of Necropsy

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




Definition of Necropsy

1. n. A post-mortem examination or inspection; an autopsy. See Autopsy.

Definition of Necropsy

1. Noun. The pathological dissection of a corpse; particularly to determine cause of death. Applicable to the examination of any life form. ¹

2. Verb. The act of performing a necropsy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Necropsy

1. to perform an autopsy on [v -SIED, -SYING, -SIES]

Medical Definition of Necropsy

1. A postmortem examination or inspection; an autopsy. See Autopsy. Origin: Gr. A dead body + sight: cf. F. Necropsie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Necropsy

necrophores
necropoleis
necropoles
necropoli
necropolis
necropolises
necropolitical
necropolitics
necropost
necroposted
necroposting
necroposts
necropsied
necropsies
necropsy (current term)
necropsying
necrosadist
necrosadistic
necrosadists
necroscopic
necroscopical
necroscopy
necrose
necrosectomy
necrosed
necroses
necrosing
necrosis

Literary usage of Necropsy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal by National Research Council (U. S.) (1989)
"Introduction necropsy and surgical pathology expose health care workers to various infectious agents that may be in human tissues or associated body fluids. ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"The patient died in the insane department of the hospital and necropsy showed ... The necropsy showed the reverse picture of the lesions in cases i and 2 so ..."

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 (1914)
"In addition to the necropsy findings, some of the clinical features were unusual, such as the involvement of the face and the tongue, the increase of the ..."

4. Report of the Henry Phipps Institute by University of Pennsylvania, Henry Phipps Institute (1915)
"SIGNED CONSENT TO A necropsy A CONDITION TO ADMISSION TO OUR HOSPITALS A BRIEF ... Whether or not the plan of requiring a signed consent to a necropsy in ..."

5. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
""My purpose now is to say that Professor Wenckebach of Vienna wrote to me some months ago to say that he had completed his five-hundredth necropsy on cases ..."

6. A Biennial Retrospect of Medicine, Surgery and Their Allied Sciences by New Sydenham Society (1875)
"Head, "Case of Acute Yellow Atrophy of the Liver, Death, necropsy " (woman, aet. 28), ib., 1874, и, 107. Stewart, " Case of Waxy and Syphilitic Disease of ..."

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