noun, plural nec·rop·sies.

  1. the examination of a body after death; autopsy.

verb (used with object), nec·rop·sied, nec·rop·sy·ing.

  1. to perform a necropsy on.

noun plural -sies or -pies

  1. another name for autopsy

n.“post-mortem examination,” 1839, from necro- + opsis “a sight” (see eye (n.)). As a verb, recorded from 1889. n.

  1. autopsy
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