autopsy autopsy  /ˈɔ ˌtɑp si/


  1. (n) an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
  2. (v) perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem


  1. It was removed during the autopsy, but it may have been buried later at Kennedy's grave site.
  2. An autopsy in Houston, the home town that Hughes had not visited in 21 years, ascribed it to kidney poisoning.
  3. The Jackson family has requested a second, private autopsy.


  1. Autopsy Released On Kansas Man Found Long After Fire

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - An autopsy shows that a man whose body went undiscovered in his Wichita apartment for 12 weeks after a fire died of smoke inhalation.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WIBW Topeka

  2. Autopsy confirms hanging cause of inmate's death

    An autopsy confirms that a Yellowstone County jail inmate died last week from hanging in an apparent suicide.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Montana Kaimin

  3. Autopsy shows Stroud Twp. crash victim died of natural causes

    An autopsy performed Friday on the New Jersey man who died after crashing his car on Cherry Lane Road in Stroud Township on June 4 determined that he died of natural causes, according to Stroud Area Regional Police.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Pocono Record

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  1. "We look forward to them being able to have the autopsy today and for the coroner to be able to make a decision so the body can be released," Ingraham told reporters.
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: Hubert Ingraham Source: ABC News

  2. "Early this morning, Jay died in his sleep and an autopsy is being performed," Burch told Jim DeRogatis.
    on May 24, 2009 By: Edward Burch Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "The autopsy report was inconclusive on the cause of the death. Having met with the pathologists and other medical personnel, there is sufficient information to continue a full investigation into the circumstances of Woolmer's death which is now...
    on Mar 21, 2007 By: Mark Shields Source: Times of India

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