Cadaver

usgb/kəˈdævər/Volume
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Medical ContextPlay
Used specifically in medical education or scientific research to refer to a body for study. SlideAt the university, we visited the cadaver lab for our anatomy class.
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Respectful TermPlay
'Cadaver' is a respectful, clinical term preferred in medical settings over 'dead body'. SlideThe surgeon discussed the procedure first on a cadaver before operating on a patient.
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Scientific ImpersonalPlay
It implies an impersonal, scientific view rather than a personal loss. SlideResearchers studied the effects of the disease on the cadaver's tissues.