Meaning of autopsy

au•top•sy

Pronunciation: (ô'top-sē, ô'tup-), [key]
— n., pl. v., -sies, -sied, -sy•ing.
—n.
  1. inspection and dissection of a body after death, as for determination of the cause of death; postmortem examination.
  2. an analysis of something after it has been done or made.
—v.t.
  1. to perform an autopsy on.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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