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prosector

[proh-sek-ter] /proʊˈsɛk tər/
noun
1.
a person who dissects cadavers for the illustration of anatomical lectures or the like.
2.
a person who performs autopsies to establish the cause of death or the nature and seat of disease.
Origin of prosector
1855-1860
1855-60; < Late Latin: anatomist, literally, one who cuts in public (or beforehand), equivalent to Latin prōsec(āre) to cut out (body organs) in public sacrifice (see pro-1, sect) + -tor -tor
Related forms
prosectorial
[proh-sek-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌproʊ sɛkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
prosectorship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prosector

prosector

/prəʊˈsɛktə/
noun
1.
a person who prepares or dissects anatomical subjects for demonstration
Word Origin
C19: from Latin, from prōsecare to cut up; probably on the model of French prosecteur
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prosector in Medicine

prosector pro·sec·tor (prō-sěk'tər)
n.
An individual who dissects cadavers for anatomical instruction or pathological examination.

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