- a dead body, especially a human body to be dissected; corpse.
Origin of cadaver
Examples from the Web for cadaveric
Historical Examples of cadaveric
Constantly I have recognised the effects of cadaveric imbibition.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
There may be a loss of odor or they may have a cadaveric smell.
Well, you'll say all that might possibly be fallacious; but what will you say to the cadaveric stiffness?J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
It was only contagious, he thought, in bad cases, when the stools have a cadaveric odor.
This is the Burying-beetle, the Necrophorus, so different from the cadaveric mob in dress and habits.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
- med a corpse
Word Origin for cadaver
- A dead body, especially one intended for dissection.