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ca·dav·er

(kă-dav'er),
A dead body. [Usage note: In common use, this term has come to specify a dead body used for a particular purpose, such as dissection.]
Synonym(s): corpse
[L. fr. cado, to fall]

corpse

(kôrps)
n.
A dead body, especially the dead body of a human.

corpse

[kôrps]
Etymology: L, corpus, body
the body of a dead human being.

ca·dav·er

(kă-dav'ĕr)
A dead body.
Synonym(s): corpse.
[L. fr. cado, to fall]
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Despite my low opinion of the ethical standards of this administration, I simply refused to believe that burial rights at the nation's most sacred grounds would be dished out to an unqualified political contributor.