Definition of necroscopy in English:

necroscopy

noun

Medicine
  • Pathological examination of a dead body; post-mortem examination; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Prichard (1786–1848), physician and ethnologist. From necro- + -scopy. Compare Italian necroscopia, French nécroscopie.

Pronunciation

necroscopy

/nɛˈkrɒskəpi//nɪˈkrɒskəpi/