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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who steals corpses from graves and sells them, usually for purposes of dissection.
  • n. Slang A corporate recruiter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who secretly removes without right or authority a dead body from a grave, vault, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one who secretly removes without right or authority a dead body from a grave, vault, etc.; a resurrectionist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who secretly disinters the bodies of the dead as subjects for dissection, or for the purpose of exacting a ransom; a resurrectionist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection

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