Definition of cadaver in English:

cadaver

noun

Medicine
literary
  • A corpse.

    • ‘In the second study, the surgeons performed a variety of surgical procedures on a human cadaver.’
    • ‘The forms should specifically use the term dissect and specify the use of the cadavers for medical education and research purposes.’
    • ‘Five of the eight matched pairs were from male cadavers and three were from female cadavers.’
    • ‘Also examined is the use of donated ova from aborted fetuses and cadavers.’
    • ‘When as a medical student you dissected a cadaver, were there things said and done that left you deeply worried about the respect that you might be shown when you are dead?’
    dead body, body, carcass, skeleton
    corpse, body, dead body, remains, carcass
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin, from cadere ‘to fall’.

Pronunciation

cadaver

/kəˈdɑːvə//kəˈdeɪvə/