Meaning of “autopsy” in the English Dictionary

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autopsynoun [ C ]

us /ˈɔˌtɑp·si/

the act of cutting open and examining a dead body in order to discover the cause of death:

Police said they were awaiting the results of an autopsy.

(Definition of “autopsy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)