Associations to the word «Autopsy»


AUTOPSY, noun. A dissection performed on a cadaver to find possible cause(s) of death.
AUTOPSY, noun. An after-the-fact examination, especially of the causes of a failure.
AUTOPSY, verb. (transitive) To perform an autopsy on.
AUTOPSY, verb. (transitive) To perform an after-the-fact analysis of, especially of a failure.

Dictionary definition

AUTOPSY, noun. An examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease.
AUTOPSY, verb. Perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope