Pronunciation: (ô'top-sē, ô'tup-), [key]
—n., pl. -sies,
—v., -sied, -sy•ing.
1. inspection and dissection of a body after death, as for determination of the cause of death; postmortem examination.
2. an analysis of something after it has been done or made.
to perform an autopsy on.
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