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cadaver

[kuh-dav-er] /kəˈdæv ər/
noun
1.
a dead body, especially a human body to be dissected; corpse.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin cadāver dead body, corpse; akin to cadere to fall, perish (see decay, chance)
Related forms
cadaveric, adjective
Synonyms
See body.
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British Dictionary definitions for cad-aver

cadaver

/kəˈdeɪvə; -ˈdɑːv-/
noun
1.
(med) a corpse
Derived Forms
cadaveric, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin, from cadere to fall
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Word Origin and History for cad-aver

cadaver

n.

c.1500, from Latin cadaver "dead body (of men or animals)," probably from a perfective participle of cadere "to fall, sink, settle down, decline, perish" (see case (n.1)). Cf. Greek ptoma "dead body," literally "a fall" (see ptomaine); poetic English the fallen "those who died in battle."

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cad-aver in Medicine

cadaver ca·dav·er (kə-dāv'ər)
n.
A dead body, especially one intended for dissection.


ca·dav'er·ic (-ər-ĭk) adj.
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