alkaline hydrolysis

noun

Definition of alkaline hydrolysis

: the chemical process of rapidly decomposing a dead body to mostly tiny bits of bone resembling ash by immersing the body in a pressurized chamber containing a heated alkaline solution (as of potassium hydroxide) followed by drainage of all liquid and pulverization of remaining bone — compare cremation

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1999, in the meaning defined above

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“Alkaline hydrolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkaline%20hydrolysis. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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alkaline hydrolysis

noun

Medical Definition of alkaline hydrolysis

: the chemical process of rapidly decomposing a dead body to mostly tiny bits of bone resembling ash by immersing the body in a pressurized chamber containing a heated alkaline solution (as of potassium hydroxide) followed by drainage of all liquid and pulverization of remaining bone — compare cremation

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