necropsy necropsy


  • (n) an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease


  1. Wolves wait to undergo a necropsy at the US Fish and Wildlife Service forensics laboratory.
  2. After receiving necropsy results, the district attorney decided not to file charges when authorities couldn't prove whom the ferrets belonged to--Tyson or the assistant.
  3. On the coast, a shark washed ashore recently, but a necropsy didn't find any human bones inside.


  1. Biologists perform necropsy on stranded, dead mother, baby whales

    Posted by Miranda Grossman / CBS12 News FORT PIERCE, Fla. -- Biologists at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce are performing a necropsy on two pygmy sperm whales, to try and figure out why the mammals beached themselves in Jupiter yesterday. ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WPEC CBS12 West Palm Beach

  2. Woodbine barn under quarantine after filly's death

    ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Woodbine’s Barn 1 was under a voluntary quarantine Tuesday, pending the results of a necropsy on a filly who died in her stall Monday morning.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  3. Stranded orcas hold critical clues for scientists

    DAVIS — The development of a standardized killer-whale necropsy system has boosted the collection of complete data from killer-whale strandings from 2 percent to about 33 percent, according to a recent study from a team of scientists, including a University of California, Davis, wildlife veterinarian.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: UC Newsroom


  • LA Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa asked the city for "an independent, timely and exhaustive necropsy of Gita to determine the cause of Gita's death."
    on Jun 12, 2006 By: Antonio Villaraigosa Source: TIME

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