To perform an autopsy is to autopsy someone. An autopsy is a medical examination of a dead body.

  • The coroner conducted an autopsy on the body.

  • The doctor is performing an autopsy on the patient.

Definition of autopsies


an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease


necropsy, pm, post-mortem, post-mortem examination, postmortem, postmortem examination


perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem

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Example Sentences for autopsies

  • 1

    I read the autopsy reports.

  • 2

    The autopsy leads to terrifying revelations.

  • 3

    The autopsy confirmed that drowning was the cause of death.

  • 4

    The carbon monoxide was found in the later autopsy.

  • 5

    After autopsy, the bodies were cremated as unclaimed.

  • 6

    Lastly, the image is of the blond girl doing an autopsy.

  • 7

    I would like to know the results of the autopsy.

  • 8

    How about we wait for the results of the autopsy

  • 9

    The autopsy did not conclusively determine the cause of death.

  • 10

    The band then toured Germany in support of Pestilence and Autopsy.