Definition of prosector in English:

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prosector

Pronunciation: /prōˈsektər/

noun

chiefly North American
A person who dissects corpses for examination or anatomical demonstration.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from late Latin, literally 'anatomist', based on Latin secare 'to cut', perhaps via French prosecteur.

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Syllabification: pro·sec·tor

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