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A cadaver is assigned to each medical student.
  the dead body of a human being — especially one used for medical study
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cadaver cadavers cadaveric
Synonym comparison:  Typically cadaver references a body used for medical reasons such as medical education or research.  Otherwise corpse or body would probably be selected.
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  • A cadaver is assigned to each medical student.
  • These cadavers were so unhuman-looking they didn’t bother me a bit.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • There’s no one other than the man unloading his cadaver drawers.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Two of the nosoi solidified into cadavers—one with a peach for a third eye, the other with a tree branch sticking out of his chest.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • Dad wanted to be alone with the red-headed Margaret Cadaver.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • In the photograph he looked already a cadaver.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It was interesting being this, a cadaver, an experiment.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • With the news about Andy, it was like someone had thrown an x-ray switch and reversed everything into photographic negative, so that even with the daffodils and the dogwalkers and the traffic cops whistling on the corners, death was all I saw: sidewalks teeming with dead, cadavers pouring off the buses and hurrying home from work, nothing left of any of them in a hundred years except tooth fillings and pacemakers and maybe a few scraps of cloth and bone.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "Leonardo da Vinci drew cadavers," Ruth said softly.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The skin on his face was shrunken like a cadaver’s.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon

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  • He saw sheep cadavers, big bonfires, and a dozen ranch hands.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The idea of identifying three cadavers didn’t appeal to Holly.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • She’d just as well shot it in a dried-out old cadaver.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • The new ant put down the cadaver vaguely and began dragging the other two in various directions.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • As to the dead, I would withhold no decency of burning; a man should spare no pains to see cadavers given as soon, as may be after death to purifying flame.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Between meals, Don Jose sketched rather than dissected the cadavers and!
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • The young doctor was disappointed: he had never had the opportunity to study the effects of gold cyanide on a cadaver.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • And you expect me to use my hearse to cart the cadaver?
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • No one knows where they get the cadavers; or no one knows for certain.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • To a cadaver and a very limp wrist.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Baz’s playing got more and more passionate, and there was ragtime and honky-tonk, and then Mr. Lisbon whispered in his ear, and Baz began playing Bach funeral music, sitting stiff and waxy and doing his best to look like a cadaver.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • When we were faced with our first cadaver, smelling partly of formaldehyde and stinking partly of rot, because it had not been well preserved, we all held our noses and plunged in, covering for the students who were in the lavatory throwing up.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • A man described by authorities as one evolutionary step above a banana slug has recently admitted to having been locked in the Sacajawea Junior High biology lab over a long weekend nearly sixteen years ago when he fell asleep and was mistaken as a cadaver.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • You never did tell me what your people eventually do with a cadaver.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • 1422: Attacking forces launch decaying cadavers over castle walls in Bohemia.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • They entered the dairy, and at dawn the milk was sour and full of minuscule cadavers.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • It was yellow, and parts of it had liquefied—it looked like the liver of a cadaver.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • In between school and schoolwork, Theresa pitched in, happy to get away from her cadaver.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • SMP feels like a cadaver.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • "I have that honor, Ser Jaime " The cadaver’s eyes were rimmed in red, his hair thin and dry.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Physically, he would be considered a hunk at the university or even as a cadaver in an autopsy room, which was preferable to her.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • A human being who lives as an invalid is only a body, and that is the most inhuman of debasements—in most cases, he is no better than a cadaver.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Sister Sheba arrived with her consumptive husband at the end of the second year—cadaver, flecked lightly on the lips with blood, seventy-three years old.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The mildest of them was the insertion of a fire-cracker in the cadaver on which the two virginal and unhappy co-eds worked.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The best of them bought cadavers for study.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • "Hema, if you want pretty, dissect cadavers," he once told her.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Abruptly he was gripped by the irrational conviction that the cadavers surrounding him were those of his wife and children; all of them were Michelle and the girls, as though Joe had wandered into a scene in a science fiction movie about clones.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • This is what Tryphon’s verses seem to announce to the indiscreet and curious:— "Fodit, et in fossa thesauros condit opaca, As, nummas, lapides, cadaver, simulacra, nihilque.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Cadavers of rusted cars filled up yellowed yards.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • The stale cadaver blocks up the passage—the burial waits no longer.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • The karpos’s fanged mouth unhinged, expanding to an unbelievable circumference, then closed around the cadaver’s head, and chomped it off in one bite.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It was like the first time I saw a cadaver.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Many of the people in Africa who came down with Ebola had handled Ebola-infected cadavers.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • One of the cadavers began to stir.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • He claimed to have deposited one package of dismembered cadaver in the Fidelity Storage Warehouse in Chicago.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • I started out by dressing in a white coat and sitting on a tall stool in a room with four cadavers, while Buddy and his friends cut them up.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • You might’ve thought we’d just finished a nice picnic rather than a battle with plague-ridden cadavers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Who cares how he met Margaret Cadaver?
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • But he lucked out with the cadaver he purchased in his final year: a well-fed, middle-aged female, a type he associated with the linoleum factories in Fife.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • When at last we left Mrs. Cadaver and Mrs. Partridge, we drove for approximately three minutes.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
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