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body snatch·er

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  1. graverobber, ghoul, body snatchernoun

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


  1. body snatchernoun

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


  1. body snatcher

    A body snatcher is a person who secretly, and often illegally, exhumes and steals bodies from graves, usually for medical research or anatomical study. This practice was most prevalent during the 18th and 19th centuries when there was high demand for corpses to be used in medical education and research. Some body snatchers might also remove body parts or valuables from the corpses they exhumed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of body snatcher in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of body snatcher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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