body snatcher

noun

Definition of body snatcher

  1. :  one who steals corpses from graves

Circa 1812

First Known Use of body snatcher

circa 1812


Medical Dictionary

body snatcher

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noun body snatch·er \-ˈsnach-ər\

Medical Definition of body snatcher

  1. :  one especially in former times who illegally removed usually recently interred corpses from graves for medical dissection or for sale for this purpose

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