Autopsied



inspection and dissection of a body after death, as for determination of the cause of death; postmortem examination.
an analysis of something after it has been done or made.
to perform an autopsy on.
Contemporary Examples

Schubert discovered that Chavez had been autopsied, and a sample of his blood was still in evidence.
Hunting for Long-Gone Serial Killers: Inside the Dead Man Talking Project Christine Pelisek March 24, 2013

“I originally assumed they autopsied people in San Quentin,” says Burke.
Hunting for Long-Gone Serial Killers: Inside the Dead Man Talking Project Christine Pelisek March 24, 2013

She might be told to lie about her age, and she even might be shown dead, autopsied bodies at the morgue.
Secrets of an Underage Model: Prostitution, Money in New Film ‘Girl Model’ Anna Klassen September 4, 2012

Historical Examples

Gihuwisan únà ang minatay únà dad-a sa punirarya, The body was autopsied before it was brought to the funeral parlor.
A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan John U. Wolff

noun (pl) -sies
Also called necropsy, postmortem examination. dissection and examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death
an eyewitness observation
any critical analysis
n.

1650s, “an eye-witnessing,” from Modern Latin autopsia, from Greek autopsia “a seeing with one’s own eyes,” from autos- “self” (see auto-) + opsis “a sight” (see eye (n.)). Sense of “dissection of a body to determine cause of death” is first recorded 1670s, probably from the same sense in French autopsie (1570s).

autopsy au·top·sy (ô’tŏp’sē, ô’təp-)
n.
An examination of a cadaver in order to determine the cause of death or to study pathologic changes. Also called necropsy, postmortem, postmortem examination.
autopsy
(ô’tŏp’sē)
A medical examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death or to study pathologic changes.

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