Origin of cadaverL, probably from cadere, to fall: see case
A cadaver in the morgue.
The definition of cadaver is a dead body.
An example of cadaver is the body that is identified at a morgue.
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
- Bone age assessments also have forensic application, such as estimating the chronological age of a cadaver.