A cadaver in the morgue.
An example of cadaver is the body that is identified at a morgue.
Origin of cadaverL, probably ; from cadere, to fall: see case
Origin of cadaverMiddle English, from Latin cad&amacron;ver, from cadere, to fall, die; see kad- in Indo-European roots.
- A dead body; especially the corpse of a human to be dissected.