cadaveric

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See also: cadavèric

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Etymology[edit]

From French cadavérique.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kadəˈvɛɹɪk/, /kəˈdavəɹɪk/

Adjective[edit]

cadaveric (comparative more cadaveric, superlative most cadaveric)

  1. Pertaining to a corpse.
    • 2010, Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of all Maladies, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 157:
      Hodgkin had just returned from his second visit to Paris, where he had learned to prepare and dissect cadaveric specimens.
  2. Caused by coming into contact with a dead body, a cadaver.
    • 1969, Philip Ziegler, The Black Death, Folio Society 2007, p. 21:
      He invoked cadaveric poisoning as the reason for the high death rate among priests and monks [...].

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