Definition of necropsy in US English:

necropsy

noun

  • another term for autopsy
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Table 1 lists the locations, month and year of necropsies, and number of caribou examined and sampled at each location.’
    • ‘It is also called a necropsy, the examination of the dead.’
    • ‘At necropsy all stifle joints were stable to an anterior drawer force with no significant limitations in passive range of motion.’
    • ‘I went over and two vet students performed a necropsy on the animal.’
    • ‘The necropsy excluded coronary embolism, myocardial infarction, or tamponade, and the patient's death remains unexplained.’
    • ‘Preliminary findings of a necropsy indicate the 7-year-old male died of blood loss associated with gastric ulcers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At necropsy these infants have severe brain swelling and hypoxic injury but little axonal shearing and only a thin subdural haemorrhage.’
    • ‘After each test, an orthopaedic surgeon evaluated post test radiographs and performed detailed necropsies of each specimen to assess the injuries sustained during testing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘None of the deaths certified as due to old age was assessed by a necropsy, and none had a coroner's inquest.’
    • ‘After necropsy, all recovered birds were classified as killed by avian, mammalian, or unknown predators, or as dying by other causes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

necropsy

/ˈnɛkˌrɑpsi//ˈnekˌräpsē/