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au·top·sy

autopsy

 
 
pronunciation:
aw tap si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: autopsies
definition: a medical examination of a dead body to find the cause of death.
The doctor learned the cause of the man's death by doing an autopsy.
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The word autopsy contains the following parts:
aut, auto Greek prefix that means self
op, ops, opt, opto, ophthalm, ophthalmo, -opia, -opsy Greek root that means eye, visual condition, vision, sight, inspection
synonyms:
ocul