Definition of necropsy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnekrɒpsi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnekrɑːpsi//
(pl. necropsies)(North American English)
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an official examination of a dead body (especially that of an animal) in order to discover the cause of death synonym autopsy
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: necropsy