autopsy

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) enPR: ôʹtŏpsē, IPA: /ˈɔːtɒpsiː/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈɔtɑpsi/
  • Hyphenation: au‧top‧sy

Noun[change]

Singular
autopsy

Plural
autopsies

  1. An autopsy is a dissection performed on a cadaver to find the possible cause(s) of death.

Verb[change]

Plain form
autopsy

Third-person singular
autopsies

Past tense
autopsied

Past participle
autopsied

Present participle
autopsying

  1. (transitive) To perform an autopsy on.