- The definition of cadaver is a dead body.
An example of cadaver is the body that is identified at a morgue.
A cadaver in the morgue.
a dead body, esp. of a person; corpse, as for dissection
Origin of cadaverClassical Latin probably ; from cadere, to fall: see case
A dead body, especially one intended for dissection.
Origin of cadaverMiddle English, from Latin cadāver, from cadere, to fall, die; see kad- in Indo-European roots.
- A dead body; especially the corpse of a human to be dissected.
OriginSee also: cadàver