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adipocere

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noun ad·i·po·cere \ˈad-ə-pə-ˌsi(ə)r\

Medical Definition of adipocere

  1. :  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

  2. ad·i·poc·er·ous \ˌad-ə-ˈpäs-(ə-)rəs, -pə-ˈsir-əs\play play adjective




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