prosector

noun

pro·​sec·​tor prō-ˈsek-tər How to pronounce prosector (audio)
: a person who makes dissections for anatomic demonstrations

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prosector was in 1801

Dictionary Entries Near prosector

Cite this Entry

“Prosector.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prosector. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

prosector

noun
pro·​sec·​tor prō-ˈsek-tər How to pronounce prosector (audio)
: a person who makes dissections for anatomic demonstrations
prosectorial adjective
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