One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Pathological examination of a dead body; post-mortem examination; an instance of this.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Prichard (1786–1848), physician and ethnologist. From necro- + -scopy. Compare Italian necroscopia, French nécroscopie.
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