Prosector

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prosector One who makes dissections for anatomical illustration; usually, the assistant of a professional anatomist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prosector One who prosects; one who dissects the parts of a cadaver for the illustration of anatomical lectures; a dissector who assists a lecturer by preparing the anatomical parts to be described by the latter. The office of prosector in a medical college ranks nearly with that of demonstrator.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., an anatomist, from prosecare, to cut up; pro, before + secare, to cut

Usage

In literature:

He had as a fellow prosector, under the latter, the unfortunate Servetus.
"The Evolution of Modern Medicine" by William Osler
One of his assistants was {219} Alessandra Giliani, one of the two university prosectors in anatomy.
"Education: How Old The New" by James J. Walsh
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In news:

Morgan Longley A special prosector from Jefferson County is handling drug charges against Morgan Longley, the stepdaughter of Oswego County District Attorney Donald Dodd.
Defendant shot victim for having an affair with his wife, prosectors say.
The Gooding County prosector has been selected to replace the previous Twin Falls County magistrate justice who was busted for driving under the influence in Boise.
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