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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUTOPSY

When the last case died, a free case again, I performed my own autopsy.

The lion has to assist at his autopsy,—rather hard, is n't it?

There was nothing discovered at the autopsy to account for the death.

Who is the physician that is going to undertake the autopsy?

There are different ways of beginning an autopsy such as this.

No, sir; but, then, I did not look for such a bottle until after the autopsy.

Anatomical description: limited because of absence of autopsy specimens.

The only further recognition accorded him would be at the Autopsy.

The first witness called was the doctor who made the autopsy.

"We will call you again after the doctor has finished his autopsy," said Mr. Gryce.

WORD ORIGIN

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).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AUTOPSY

dissection

nouncutting up, particularly of a dead body
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