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cadaver

Syllabification: ca·dav·er
Pronunciation: /kəˈdavər
 
/

Definition of cadaver in English:

noun

Medicine or literary
A corpse.
Example sentences
  • The forms should specifically use the term dissect and specify the use of the cadavers for medical education and research purposes.
  • Also examined is the use of donated ova from aborted fetuses and cadavers.
  • Five of the eight matched pairs were from male cadavers and three were from female cadavers.
Synonyms
corpse, body, dead body, remains, carcass
informal stiff
archaic corse

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin, from cadere 'to fall'.

Derivatives

cadaveric

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Consequently, the safeguards protecting confidentiality and enhancing consent that allow for ethical use of cadavers and cadaveric tissues from hospital autopsies for education and research are not in place.
  • The surgeon then aseptically packs the cadaveric kidneys in additional iced solution and packages them in sterile iced containers.
  • Finally, perceptions of ethical acceptability were variable within items, indicating considerable disagreement among medical examiners on the research use of cadaveric tissues.

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