prosector

noun
pro·​sec·​tor | \ prō-ˈsek-tər How to pronounce prosector (audio) \

Definition of prosector

: a person who makes dissections for anatomic demonstrations

First Known Use of prosector

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosector

probably from French prosecteur, from Late Latin prosector anatomist, from Latin prosecare to cut away, from pro- forth + secare to cut — more at pro-, saw

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“Prosector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prosector. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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prosector

noun
pro·​sec·​tor | \ prō-ˈsek-tər How to pronounce prosector (audio) \

Medical Definition of prosector

: a person who makes dissections for anatomic demonstrations

Other Words from prosector

prosectorial \ ˌpro-​ˌsek-​ˈtōr-​ē-​əl, -​ˈtȯr-​ How to pronounce prosectorial (audio) \ adjective

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