Etymology
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cadaver (n.)

"a dead body, a corpse," late 14c., from Latin cadaver "dead body (of men or animals)," probably from a perfective participle of cadere "to fall, sink, settle down, decline, perish," from PIE root *kad- "to fall." Compare Greek ptoma "dead body," literally "a fall" (see ptomaine); poetic English the fallen "those who have died in battle."

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Definitions of cadaver

cadaver (n.)
the dead body of a human being;
the cadaver was intended for dissection
Synonyms: corpse / stiff / clay / remains
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