cadaveric







cadaveric


noun

  1. a dead body, especially a human body to be dissected; corpse.

noun

  1. med a corpse
n.

c.1500, from Latin cadaver “dead body (of men or animals),” probably from a perfective participle of cadere “to fall, sink, settle down, decline, perish” (see case (n.1)). Cf. Greek ptoma “dead body,” literally “a fall” (see ptomaine); poetic English the fallen “those who died in battle.”

n.

  1. A dead body, especially one intended for dissection.

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