adipocere


ad·i·po·cere

noun \ˈad-ə-pə-ˌsi(ə)r\

Definition of ADIPOCERE

: a waxy or unctuous brownish substance consisting chiefly of fatty acids and calcium soaps produced by chemical changes affecting dead body fat and muscle long buried or immersed in moisture
ad·i·poc·er·ous \ˌad-ə-ˈpäs-(ə-)rəs, -pə-ˈsir-əs\ adjective

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