cadaver

noun ca·dav·er \ kə-ˈda-vər \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of cadaver

: a dead body; especially : one intended for dissection

cadaveric

play \-ˈdav-rik, -ˈda-və-\ adjective

Examples of cadaver in a Sentence

  1. medical students who train by using cadavers

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Origin and Etymology of cadaver

Latin, from cadere to fall

cadaver Synonyms

Synonyms
bones, corpse, carcass, corpus, corse [archaic], relics, remains, stiff
Related Words
mummy; carnage, carrion; ashes; deceased, decedent

CADAVER Defined for English Language Learners

cadaver

noun

Definition of cadaver for English Language Learners

  • : a dead body


CADAVER Defined for Kids

cadaver

noun ca·dav·er \ kə-ˈda-vər \

Definition of cadaver for Students

: corpse

Medical Dictionary

cadaver

noun ca·dav·er \ kə-ˈdav-ər \

medical Definition of cadaver

plural cadavers also cadavera play \-ə-rə\
: a dead body; specifically : one intended for use in medical education or research

cadaveric

play \-(ə-)rik\ adjective


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