Origin of cadaver
Examples from the Web for cadaveric
A cadaveric alkaloid or ptomaine has been found in the body, possessing many of the actions of aconitine.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
The experiment on cadaveric rigidity is followed by others in insensibility.
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
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
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."