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autopsy

au·top·sy

autopsy

 
 
pronunciation:
aw tap si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: autopsies
definition 1: a superficial and surgical examination of a corpse, usu. to find the cause of death.
The autopsy revealed that the man had died of a heart attack and not of stab wounds.
definition 2: a detailed analysis of any past event.
an autopsy of a football game
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