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autopsy

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈɔː.tɒp.si/ us    /ˈɑː.tɑːp-/
the cutting open and examination of a dead body in order to discover the cause of death: They carried out/performed an autopsy. The body arrived for autopsy at the Dallas hospital.
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