Meaning of “cadaver” in the English Dictionary

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"cadaver" in British English

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cadavernoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈdæv.ər/ us // specialized

Examples from literature

  • But lately a former millionaire died in a poorhouse and left his body as a cadaver for medical students. 
  • He is handed a case to experiment on, just as a medical student is handed a cadaver to dissect. 
  • It has been found in small numbers in the blood and tissues of yellow fever cadavers in a certain number of the cases examined. 
  • The cadaver is then exposed in the open air to the tender mercies of crows, foxes and wolves. 
  • They had taken a cadaver from the refrigerator and stood it in a certain position. 

(Definition of “cadaver” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cadaver" in American English

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cadavernoun [ C ]

us /kəˈdæv·ər/ medical

a dead human body, esp. one used by medical students for study

(Definition of “cadaver” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)