A dead body, esp. of a person; corpse, as for dissection.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Cadaver
Origin of Cadaver
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.
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
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