[ proh-sek-ter ]
/ proʊˈsɛk tər /
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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.
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Origin of prosector
OTHER WORDS FROM prosectorpro·sec·to·ri·al [proh-sek-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /ˌproʊ sɛkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectivepro·sec·tor·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prosector
/ (prəʊˈsɛktə) /
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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Medical definitions for prosector
[ prō-sĕk′tər ]
An individual who dissects cadavers for anatomical instruction or pathological examination.
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