cadaver

[kuh-dav-er]
noun
a dead body, especially a human body to be dissected; corpse.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin cadāver dead body, corpse; akin to cadere to fall, perish (see decay, chance)

cadaveric, adjective


See body.
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cadaver (kəˈdeɪvə, -ˈdɑːv-)
 
n
med a corpse
 
[C16: from Latin, from cadere to fall]
 
ca'daveric
 
adj

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cadaver
c.1500, from L. cadaver "dead body (of men or animals)," probably from a perf. part. of cadere "to fall, sink, settle down, decline, perish" (see case (1)). Cf. Gk. ptoma "dead body," lit. "a fall;" poetic English the fallen "those who died in battle."
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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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Cadaveric blood was apparently never used widely, even in russia.
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