Cadaver meaning

kə-dăvər
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The definition of cadaver is a dead body.

An example of cadaver is the body that is identified at a morgue.

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A dead body; especially the corpse of a human to be dissected.
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A dead body, especially one intended for dissection.
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A dead body, esp. of a person; corpse, as for dissection.
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A dead body, especially one intended for dissection.
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Origin of cadaver

  • Middle English from Latin cadāver from cadere to fall, die kad- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Recorded since c.1500, from Latin cadāver, probably from cadō (“I fall”) as a metaphor for "I die", also source (through combining form -cida) of the -cide in suicide, homicide etc.

    From Wiktionary