nounchiefly North American
A person who dissects dead bodies for examination or anatomical demonstration.
- Autopsies were performed by attending pediatric pathologists with assistance by pathology residents and a prosector, and sometimes were attended by pediatric genetics physicians.
- There is greater communication between the clinician and the prosector in that the clinician completes the problem-oriented autopsy request, giving a brief clinical summary with clinical diagnoses.
- Regardless of the implement used, the prosector will perform the best microdissection while looking through the eyepieces of the microscope.
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