cadaver

noun
ca·​dav·​er | \ kə-ˈda-vər How to pronounce cadaver (audio) \

Definition of cadaver

: a dead body especially : one intended for dissection

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Other Words from cadaver

cadaveric \ kə-​ˈdav-​rik How to pronounce cadaveric (audio) , -​ˈda-​və-​ \ adjective

Synonyms for cadaver

Synonyms

bones, carcass, corpse, corpus, corse [archaic], relics, remains, stiff

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Examples of cadaver in a Sentence

medical students who train by using cadavers

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Teams have also utilized cadaver dogs and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has conducted aerial searches. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Couple charged with criminally negligent homicide in boat crash that killed Kelsey Starling," 21 Aug. 2019 The Rohilla Afghans, the Sikhs of the Punjab, and the Jats of Deeg all began to carve independent states out of the cadaver of the Mughal Empire. The New York Review of Books, "‘Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India’," 17 June 2019 Teams have also utilized cadaver dogs and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has conducted aerial searches. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Couple charged with criminally negligent homicide in boat crash that killed Kelsey Starling," 21 Aug. 2019 Prosecutors will have to prove that Zhang is dead in the absence of a body, but mounting evidence, including from a cadaver-sniffing dog used by authorities in Christensen's apartment, indicates that a dead body had been there. Fox News, "Ex-University of Illinois doctoral student killed visiting Chinese scholar, defense admits," 13 June 2019 Two cadaver dogs were brought in to ensure no victims were trapped in the rubble. Tara Law, Time, "3 People Dead After Bluff Collapses at Southern California Beach," 3 Aug. 2019 Nearly nine years to the day Memphis police cadaver dogs discovered the decomposed and bullet-riddled corpse of former Memphis Grizzlies center Lorenzen Wright, the player’s ex-wife, Sherra Wright, pleaded guilty to charges connected to the murder. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Revisiting Details of the Lorenzen Wright Case and Questions That Remain," 29 July 2019 Teams have also utilized cadaver dogs and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has conducted aerial searches. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Search suspended for missing Birmingham teacher after July 4 boat crash," 19 July 2019 On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office brought in cadaver dogs. Jacob Beltran, ExpressNews.com, "Sheriff’s office urges south Bexar County residents to search properties for missing immigrant," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of cadaver

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cadaver

Latin, from cadere to fall

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The first known use of cadaver was circa 1500

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cadaver

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cadaver

formal : a dead body

cadaver

noun
ca·​dav·​er | \ kə-ˈda-vər How to pronounce cadaver (audio) \

Kids Definition of cadaver

: corpse

cadaver

noun
ca·​dav·​er | \ kə-ˈdav-ər How to pronounce cadaver (audio) \
plural cadavers also cadavera\ -​ə-​rə How to pronounce cadavera (audio) \

Medical Definition of cadaver

: a dead body specifically : one intended for use in medical education or research

Other Words from cadaver

cadaveric \ -​(ə-​)rik How to pronounce cadaveric (audio) \ adjective

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