- a person who dissects cadavers for the illustration of anatomical lectures or the like.
- a person who performs autopsies to establish the cause of death or the nature and seat of disease.
Origin of prosector
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- a person who prepares or dissects anatomical subjects for demonstration
Word Origin for prosector
C19: from Latin, from prōsecare to cut up; probably on the model of French prosecteur
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- An individual who dissects cadavers for anatomical instruction or pathological examination.
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