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Definition an examination and dissection of a dead body — typically to determine the cause of death
  • An autopsy is required because foul play is suspected.
autopsy = an examination and dissection of a dead body — typically to determine the cause of death
  • Can Deborah get a copy of that autopsy report?
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • autopsy = examination of the dead body — typically to determine the cause of death
  • ...he was required to carry out autopsies on dead animals,
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • autopsies = examinations and dissection of a dead bodies — typically to determine the cause of death
  • He refused to allow an autopsy.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The doctor gave us the tip right away-he and the police surgeon did the autopsy together-and the result is in no doubt whatever.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Did an autopsy on him, and it looked like pneumonia.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • Thus Dallas officials won't let John Kennedy's body leave the state of Texas until an official autopsy has been performed.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • However, one detail perturbed him: suppose autopsies revealed the presence of arsenic?
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • If you were older, they might go ahead with an autopsy.
    Darren Shan  --  A Living Nightmare
  • The doctor's widow was against having an autopsy done.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • All have distinctive autopsy stitch marks in a Y shape starting at their little chests and going down to their groins.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I told you about the box and the tablets because I assumed, correctly, that an autopsy would show traces of the drug.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Lab wants a brain autopsy as soon as I'm dead... if I die.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • She'd had a child previously, you know — which died, I presume of midwives' mercy — and at the autopsy it was found she was pregnant.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • At minimum there would be the regular exercise of autopsies.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I'll bet you all a round that when his autopsy comes back, it says he was arseholed right into the next century."
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Has there been an autopsy?
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The autopsy is scheduled for this afternoon.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Yet the autopsy will be inconclusive.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • On the table were what appeared to be the remains of an autopsy performed upon a large bird, possibly a crow.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee

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