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.
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
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-)
An examination of a cadaver in order to determine the cause of death or to study pathologic changes. Also called necropsy, postmortem, postmortem examination.
A medical examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death or to study pathologic changes.
a picture revealing the presence of radioactive material, the film being laid directly on the object to be tested. noun a photograph showing the distribution of a radioactive substance in a specimen. The photographic plate is exposed by radiation from the specimen Also called radioautograph autoradiograph au·to·ra·di·o·graph (ô’tō-rā’dē-ō-grāf’) n. An image recorded on a photographic […]
noun a motorway in the former Yugoslavia
the public declaration of the judgment passed on persons tried in the courts of the the Spanish Inquisition, followed by the execution by the civil authorities of the sentences imposed, especially the burning of condemned heretics at the stake. Historical Examples Princes of the Church and magistrates were present at these auto-da-fe. History of the […]
something that is improvised or extemporized.