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cadaver (noun) – A dead body, especially one intended for dissection.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “a dead body, a corpse,” late 14th century, 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”; poetic English the fallen “those who have died in battle.”