Definition of cadaver
: a dead body; especially : one intended for dissection
cadavericplay \-ˈdav-rik, -ˈda-və-\ adjective
Examples of cadaver in a Sentence
medical students who train by using cadavers
Recent Examples of cadaver from the Web
Cadaver dogs are also being used, and police are asking those in the area to be watchful for signs of human remains.
Police are using cadaver dogs and helicopters in the search for Bullinger around the Teton National Forest, according to KIVI-TV News.
Local authorities and a team from the Philadelphia office of the F.B.I., along with cadaver dogs, combed through the farm, sifting the soil between rows of corn, digging up concrete with a backhoe, and surveying the land on all-terrain vehicles.
The group is currently wrapping up an expedition on Nikumaroro to find human remains with National Geographic and forensic cadaver dogs.
Cameramen entering the honeycomb of the Old City return with footage of cadavers, old and young, lying under blankets in front rooms for days.
Both items belonged to Charlie Sheen, who reportedly will use the money to buy at least one athletic bone for his body, preferably from a cadaver.
They also cremate service dogs for the police department and cadaver dogs for free.
Carve up a cadaver and serve it with a side salad?)
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Did You Know?
Since a corpse is a body that has "fallen down dead", the root cad- seems at home here. For most of us, cadaver has an impersonal sound, and indeed the word is often used for a body whose identity isn't important: most medical students probably don't spend much time wondering who they're dissecting. Someone with cadaverous features looks like a corpse before he or she is dead.
Origin and Etymology of cadaver
Latin, from cadere to fall
First Known Use: circa 1500See Words from the same year
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: a dead body
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