prosector

noun pro·sec·tor \ prō-ˈsek-tər \
|Updated on: 25 May 2018

Definition of prosector

: a person who makes dissections for anatomic demonstrations

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Origin and Etymology of 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

noun pro·sec·tor \ prō-ˈsek-tər \

medical Definition of prosector

: a person who makes dissections for anatomic demonstrations

prosectorial

play \ˌpro-ˌsek-ˈtōr-ē-əl, -ˈtȯr-\ adjective

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