noun. an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease.
- postmortem examination
- post-mortem examination
Example sentences of the word necropsy
1. Noun, singular or mass
The first step is to contact a veterinarian as soon as possible if you would like a necropsy done to determine the cause of death.
A necropsy technician assists a veterinarian or veterinary pathologist with the autopsy of an animal.