Definition of cadaver in English:


Syllabification: ca·dav·er
Pronunciation: /kəˈdavər


Medicine or literary
A corpse.
More 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.
corpse, body, dead body, remains, carcass
informal stiff
archaic corse


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



More 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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