Origin of cadaver
Examples from the Web for cadaver
A new study claims to have found the elusive spot in the cadaver of an 83-year-old woman.
Cadaver dogs have been known to give “false positives,” but one study found them to be accurate more than 90 percent of the time.The NYPD Unearths the Etan Patz Missing-Child Case 33 Years Later|Michael Daly|April 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Cremate the cadaver together with the board upon which it is fixed.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
"Stand to one side and hold the cadaver's chin, Brion," she said.Planet of the Damned|Harry Harrison
But his disappointment and humiliation showed through his smile, as the hollows and bones through the skin of a cadaver.The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories|Paul Laurence Dunbar
The most unnatural and quite the most despicable being the throwing into the Tiber by Cæsar Borgia the cadaver of his brother.Dumas' Paris|Francis Miltoun
That of the cadaver of an elephant occupied several sessions, and was of such interest that the monarch himself was a spectator.
Word Origin for cadaver
c.1500, from Latin cadaver "dead body (of men or animals)," probably from a perfective participle of cadere "to fall, sink, settle down, decline, perish" (see case (n.1)). Cf. Greek ptoma "dead body," literally "a fall" (see ptomaine); poetic English the fallen "those who died in battle."