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adipocere


adipocere


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adipocere  \Ad"i*po*cere`\,  n.  [L.  adeps,  adipis  fat  +  cera  wax: 
  cf  F.  adipocere.] 
  A  soft,  unctuous,  or  waxy  substance,  of  a  light  brown  color, 
  into  which  the  fat  and  muscle  tissue  of  dead  bodies  sometimes 
  are  converted,  by  long  immersion  in  water  or  by  burial  in 
  moist  places.  It  is  a  result  of  fatty  degeneration.