American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See autopsy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as necroscopy.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A post-mortem examination or inspection; an autopsy. See autopsy.
- 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)
“The only difference between a necropsy and an autopsy is that the word necropsy is more usually applied to animals.”
“It took me YEARS to forget the smell of the dolphin necropsy I once observed! (”
“I've spent some time today contemplating why it is that what I always thought of as an autopsy is called a necropsy in all of my current working environments.”
“But the results of an animal autopsy on each dog, called a necropsy, were inconclusive, said American spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan.”
“An autopsy on the whale, known as a necropsy, would have to be done to narrow down the cause of death, Anna Hall said Monday, "but I would think that based on the wounds that I saw, it was killer-whale predation.”
“An animal autopsy, called a necropsy, was performed on the bison in the field with the help of two veterinarians.”
“When an animal is dead, we perform a necropsy, which is an animal autopsy.”
“A necropsy is the term for a post-mortem examination performed on an animal or inanimate object.”
“A necropsy is a less romantic way of dealing with an elephant's death, but it does, at least, contribute to scientific knowledge of the physiology of the species, which is another kind of monument.”
“A necropsy is the right thing to do, but will it be worth the expense?”
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