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Synonyms for autopsy

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

perform an autopsy on a dead body

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Some of them will be autopsied to find out the cause of the accident," he said at the Police Hospital Bhayangkara in Surabaya, the provincial capital of East Java.
A comparison of 41 autopsied brains has revealed a distinct difference between homosexual and heterosexual men in the brain region that controls sexual behavior.
None of these patients had been autopsied, and because of the lack of a clear indication and the limited availability of resources, no further measures (e.
About 5 percent to 7 percent of all hospital deaths are currently autopsied, down from 42 percent in 1965, according to the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, a trade journal by the College of American Pathologists in Northfield, Ill.
Benivieni autopsied a notorious thief and found his heart covered with hair, while Realdo Colombo described the extra rib and swollen uterine veins of a notorious "demoniac" and infanticide.
To the extent that these cases are misdiagnosed and not autopsied, they could contribute to overestimation of the autopsy rate.