autopsy laboratory

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A room in a hospital where autopsies are performed on the bodies of dead persons. An autopsy is a post-death surgery and examination meant to determine the cause of death in cases where there is uncertainty in regard to the circumstances or conditions under which the person died. In some cases of terminal diseases, autopsies are used to study the characteristics of the disease and the extent of the changes it produced the body.

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