from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See autopsy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The pathological dissection of a corpse; particularly to determine cause of death. Applicable to the examination of any life form.
- v. The act of performing a necropsy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A post-mortem examination or inspection; an autopsy. See autopsy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as necroscopy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
From the Ancient Greek νεκρός (nekros, "dead") and όψις (opsis, "eye"). (Wiktionary)