a person who dissects cadavers for the illustration of anatomical lectures or the like.
a person who performs autopsies to establish the cause of death or the nature and seat of disease.

1855–60; < Late Latin: anatomist, literally, one who cuts in public (or beforehand), equivalent to Latin prōsec(āre) to cut out (body organs) in public sacrifice (see pro-1, sect) + -tor -tor

prosectorial [proh-sek-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , adjective
prosectorship, noun Unabridged
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prosector (prəʊˈsɛktə)
a person who prepares or dissects anatomical subjects for demonstration
[C19: from Latin, from prōsecare to cut up; probably on the model of French prosecteur]

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prosector pro·sec·tor (prō-sěk'tər)
An individual who dissects cadavers for anatomical instruction or pathological examination.

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