noun, plural nec·rop·sies.
- the examination of a body after death; autopsy.
verb (used with object), nec·rop·sied, nec·rop·sy·ing.
- to perform a necropsy on.
noun plural -sies or -pies
- another name for autopsy
n.“post-mortem examination,” 1839, from necro- + opsis “a sight” (see eye (n.)). As a verb, recorded from 1889. n.