An example of an autopsy is examining the victim of a murder to determine the cause of death.
A post-election campaign autopsy.
Origin of autopsy
- Greek autopsiā a seeing for oneself auto- auto- opsis sight okw- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From New Latin autopsia, from Ancient Greek αὐτοψία (autopsia, “seeing with one's own eyes”).