autopsy (n.)

  1. an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease

    [ Syn: necropsy , postmortem , post-mortem , pm , postmortem examination , post-mortem examination ]

    autopsy (v.)

  1. perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem

The dictionary is based on the WordNet Electronic Lexical Database.
WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2011 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.