- a dead body, especially a human body to be dissected; corpse.
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.Don’t Believe the G-Spot Hype!
Debby Herbenick PhD
April 25, 2012
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
April 20, 2012
They had taken a cadaver from the refrigerator and stood it in a certain position.The White Desert
Courtney Ryley Cooper
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
She had caught a rat, killed it, and laid the cadaver in the door.The Goose Man
Reminded you, perhaps, of the faint odor of a cadaver far off?The Iron Ration
George Abel Schreiner
- med a corpse
Word Origin and History 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."
- A dead body, especially one intended for dissection.