Definition of necropsy in English:


Pronunciation: /nɛˈkrɒpsi//ˈnɛkrɒpsi/


  • another term for autopsy
    • ‘We found that a reason for performance of the necropsy was given in only 55% of the autopsies reviewed.’
    • ‘After necropsy, all recovered birds were classified as killed by avian, mammalian, or unknown predators, or as dying by other causes.’
    • ‘The lack of willingness of the public and medical profession alike to acknowledge the continuing benefit of hospital necropsies, as shown by their widely understated decrease in number, should be addressed urgently.’
    • ‘At necropsy all stifle joints were stable to an anterior drawer force with no significant limitations in passive range of motion.’
    • ‘Table 1 lists the locations, month and year of necropsies, and number of caribou examined and sampled at each location.’
    • ‘A necropsy described the larger bear as a thousand-pound, 28-year-old male, reasonably healthy despite the fact that, like many older grizzlies, it had broken teeth.’
    • ‘A necropsy later revealed he had fractured his spine behind the withers.’
    • ‘The necropsy excluded coronary embolism, myocardial infarction, or tamponade, and the patient's death remains unexplained.’
    • ‘To put the controversy to rest, the city hired a veterinarian to perform a necropsy on a 50-pound dog euthanized in the shelter's gas chamber.’
    • ‘A standard necropsy protocol with agreed diagnostic criteria was used to ensure consistent classification.’
    • ‘It is also called a necropsy, the examination of the dead.’
    • ‘The body was transported to the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center where a necropsy revealed the horse had broken his neck between the fourth and fifth vertebrae.’
    • ‘Preliminary findings of a necropsy indicate the 7-year-old male died of blood loss associated with gastric ulcers.’
    • ‘Veterinary necropsy of these two pigs was inconclusive beyond a general diagnosis of septicemia and Actinomyces infection of lung, liver, and spleen.’
    • ‘The first doctor to determine that something was seriously wrong with the animal was the vet who performed the necropsy, after it died from pneumonia three days after its return.’
    • ‘In his necropsy of a Bantu man in 1956 he found asbestos bodies in the lungs and insisted that this was a mesothelioma.’
    • ‘At necropsy these infants have severe brain swelling and hypoxic injury but little axonal shearing and only a thin subdural haemorrhage.’
    • ‘None of the deaths certified as due to old age was assessed by a necropsy, and none had a coroner's inquest.’
    • ‘I went over and two vet students performed a necropsy on the animal.’
    • ‘After each test, an orthopaedic surgeon evaluated post test radiographs and performed detailed necropsies of each specimen to assess the injuries sustained during testing.’