Definition of necropsy in English:



  • another term for autopsy
    • ‘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 later revealed he had fractured his spine behind the withers.’
    • ‘Preliminary findings of a necropsy indicate the 7-year-old male died of blood loss associated with gastric ulcers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In his necropsy of a Bantu man in 1956 he found asbestos bodies in the lungs and insisted that this was a mesothelioma.’
    • ‘After necropsy, all recovered birds were classified as killed by avian, mammalian, or unknown predators, or as dying by other causes.’
    • ‘At necropsy all stifle joints were stable to an anterior drawer force with no significant limitations in passive range of motion.’
    • ‘Veterinary necropsy of these two pigs was inconclusive beyond a general diagnosis of septicemia and Actinomyces infection of lung, liver, and spleen.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At necropsy these infants have severe brain swelling and hypoxic injury but little axonal shearing and only a thin subdural haemorrhage.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is also called a necropsy, the examination of the dead.’
    • ‘A standard necropsy protocol with agreed diagnostic criteria was used to ensure consistent classification.’
    • ‘Table 1 lists the locations, month and year of necropsies, and number of caribou examined and sampled at each location.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The necropsy excluded coronary embolism, myocardial infarction, or tamponade, and the patient's death remains unexplained.’
    • ‘We found that a reason for performance of the necropsy was given in only 55% of the autopsies reviewed.’