• WordNet 3.6
    • n necropsy an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A "necropsy" is an autopsy on animals.
    • n Necropsy (Med) A post-mortem examination or inspection; an autopsy. See Autopsy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n necropsy Same as necroscopy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. nekro`s a dead body + sight: cf. F. nécropsie,


In literature:

Ebersbach, in the Ephemerides of 1717, describes a necropsy in which a human fetus was found contained in the bladder.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The necropsy revealed that the right heart was distended with venous fluid blood.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898" by Various
You might as well see what goes on in our ultra modern necropsy suite.
"Pandemic" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Kill a small rabbit with chloroform vapour, and nail it out on a board (as for a necropsy); moisten the hair thoroughly with 2 per cent.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre

In news:

Full necropsy results won't be available for two weeks.
National Zoo officials said Monday that preliminary necropsy results from the zoo's recently deceased panda cub show that the cub had fluid in its abdomen and some discoloration in the liver.
The initial necropsy report on Team Valor's.
Scientists performed a necropsy on the turtle to begin the process of determining what killed it.
The study found 100% agreement between the feedyard worker pre-necropsy diagnosis and the post-necropsy diagnosis for bovine respiratory disease (BRD) cases.
Researchers perform necropsy on beached whale.
Sailor's Cap Necropsy Identifies Colitis-X.
Cause of death, as well as parentage, expected to be determined in a necropsy.
Kids, crabbing and a white marlin necropsy.
ROCHESTER — A necropsy will determine if a raccoon that bit a 3-year-old girl near Austin had rabies.
The National Zoo released the results of a necropsy performed on Mei Xiang's panda cub after its death Sept 23.
The lungs of the six-day-old female cub were not fully formed, according to a necropsy.
Though seizures are uncommon in pigs, a necropsy was not.
A necropsy was performed and the zoo was set to present preliminary findings Monday on the cause of death.
The six-day-old cub's lungs were not fully formed, according to a necropsy.