cadaver

[ kuh-dav-er ]
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noun
  1. a dead body, especially a human body to be dissected; corpse.

Origin of cadaver

1
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin cadāver dead body, corpse; akin to cadere to fall, perish (see decay, chance)

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See body.

Other words from cadaver

  • ca·dav·er·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cadaver

cadaver

/ (kəˈdeɪvə, -ˈdɑːv-) /


noun
  1. med a corpse

Origin of cadaver

1
C16: from Latin, from cadere to fall

Derived forms of cadaver

  • cadaveric, adjective

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