Meaning of cadaver in English:


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literary Medicine
  • A corpse.

    ‘The forms should specifically use the term dissect and specify the use of the cadavers for medical education and research purposes.’
    • ‘Also examined is the use of donated ova from aborted fetuses and cadavers.’
    • ‘Five of the eight matched pairs were from male cadavers and three were from female cadavers.’
    • ‘When as a medical student you dissected a cadaver, were there things said and done that left you deeply worried about the respect that you might be shown when you are dead?’
    • ‘In the second study, the surgeons performed a variety of surgical procedures on a human cadaver.’
    dead body, body, cadaver, carcass, skeleton
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/kəˈdɑːvə/ /kəˈdeɪvə/


Late Middle English from Latin, from cadere ‘to fall’.