[ kuh-dav-er ]
/ kəˈdæv ər /
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a dead body, especially a human body to be dissected; corpse.
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Origin of cadaver
synonym study for cadaver
OTHER WORDS FROM cadaverca·dav·er·ic, adjective
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How to use cadaver in a sentence
To prevent the products of cadaveric decay from passing into the soil may be said to be the object of their practices.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
Moreover, the products of ordinary cadaveric decomposition would be so much pabulum or nutriment for the continuance of the virus.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
When a person, at the moment of death, grasps any object firmly, there is set up a condition known as cadaveric spasm.John Thorndyke's Cases|R. Austin Freeman
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.
British Dictionary definitions for cadaver
/ (kəˈdeɪvə, -ˈdɑːv-) /
med a corpse
Derived forms of cadavercadaveric, adjective
Word Origin for cadaver
C16: from Latin, from cadere to fall
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