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  • adj. Pertaining to a corpse.
  • adj. Caused by coming into contact with a dead body, a cadaver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a corpse, or the changes produced by death; cadaverous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to a dead body; pertaining to or derived from the changes induced in a corpse by putrefaction: as, cadaveric phenomena.
  • Resembling a cadaver or dead body; cadaverous.

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

  • adj. of or relating to a cadaver or corpse


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From French cadavérique.


  • Most transplanted livers come from deceased organ donors — called a cadaveric transplant.

    Liver transplant waiting list

  • When a person, at the moment of death, grasps any object firmly, there is set up a condition known as cadaveric spasm.

    John Thorndyke's Cases related by Christopher Jervis and edited by R. Austin Freeman

  • Now the donor corneas that we have are cadaveric, meaning they come from people who die and donate body organs. | Lead Stories

  • A larger trial would certainly have power to detect smaller differences, and different techniques such as cadaveric nerves, nerve sheaths, robotic techniques, etc. can certainly be tested.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • His sister Susan offered to be a live donor, "which is a far better option than dialysis or cadaveric donation".

    A kidney operation changed Robert's life. He got cancer

  • The liver transplantation program provides the full spectrum of options in liver replacement including whole-organ cadaveric grafts, reduced-size cadaveric grafts, and living-related donor transplantation.

    Transplant Programs

  • We will also pursue further studies delineating immediate early gene/cytokine/chemokine expression in human partial liver grafts utilizing cDNA microarrays on liver biopsies obtained after reperfusion, in both cadaveric and living donor partial grafts.

    Basic Biliary Atresia Research

  • The transplant team, made up of transplant surgeons, a hepatologist, social workers and nurse coordinators, performs whole - and split-liver cadaveric (from a deceased donor) transplants, as well as living-related transplants.

    Pediatric surgery services: ECMO, transplant

  • Kidney Transplant: Children's Hospital's Kidney Transplant team — which includes transplant surgeons, nephrologists, urologists, social workers, transplant coordinators and more — performs kidney transplantation from living-related, living-unrelated and cadaveric (deceased) donors.

    Pediatric surgery services: ECMO, transplant

  • Fortunately for Jacob, a donor liver became available within a few short hours — and Jacob received his new liver — a split liver from a cadaveric (deceased) donor — that night!

    Meet Our Patients: Jacob Jowett


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