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
British Dictionary definitions for cadaveric
Word Origin for cadaver
Word Origin and History for cadaveric
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."