noun \kə-ˈda-vər\

: a dead body

Full Definition of CADAVER

:  a dead body; especially :  one intended for dissection
ca·dav·er·ic \-ˈdav-rik, -ˈda-və-\ adjective

Examples of CADAVER

  1. <medical students who train by using cadavers>

Origin of CADAVER

Latin, from cadere to fall
First Known Use: circa 1500

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noun \kə-ˈdav-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ca·dav·ers also ca·dav·era \-ə-rə\

Medical Definition of CADAVER

: a dead body; specifically : one intended for use in medical education or research
ca·dav·er·ic \-(ə-)rik\ adjective


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