Definition of necropsy in English:

necropsy

Pronunciation /nɛˈkrɒpsi//ˈnɛkrɒpsi/

noun

  • another term for autopsy
    • ‘A standard necropsy protocol with agreed diagnostic criteria was used to ensure consistent classification.’
    • ‘None of the deaths certified as due to old age was assessed by a necropsy, and none had a coroner's inquest.’
    • ‘It is also called a necropsy, the examination of the dead.’
    • ‘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 these infants have severe brain swelling and hypoxic injury but little axonal shearing and only a thin subdural haemorrhage.’
    • ‘Table 1 lists the locations, month and year of necropsies, and number of caribou examined and sampled at each location.’
    • ‘A necropsy later revealed he had fractured his spine behind the withers.’
    • ‘Veterinary necropsy of these two pigs was inconclusive beyond a general diagnosis of septicemia and Actinomyces infection of lung, liver, and spleen.’
    • ‘Preliminary findings of a necropsy indicate the 7-year-old male died of blood loss associated with gastric ulcers.’
    • ‘After necropsy, all recovered birds were classified as killed by avian, mammalian, or unknown predators, or as dying by other causes.’
    • ‘The necropsy excluded coronary embolism, myocardial infarction, or tamponade, and the patient's death remains unexplained.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After each test, an orthopaedic surgeon evaluated post test radiographs and performed detailed necropsies of each specimen to assess the injuries sustained during testing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I went over and two vet students performed a necropsy on the animal.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In his necropsy of a Bantu man in 1956 he found asbestos bodies in the lungs and insisted that this was a mesothelioma.’
    • ‘We found that a reason for performance of the necropsy was given in only 55% of the autopsies reviewed.’
    • ‘At necropsy all stifle joints were stable to an anterior drawer force with no significant limitations in passive range of motion.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

necropsy

/nɛˈkrɒpsi//ˈnɛkrɒpsi/