Medical Dictionary

decomposition

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noun de·com·po·si·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌkäm-pə-ˈzish-ən\

Medical Definition of decomposition

  1. :  the act or process of decomposing :  the state of being decomposed:a:  the separation or resolution (as of a substance) into constituent parts or elements or into simpler compounds decomposition of mercuric oxide into mercury and oxygenb:  organic decay the decomposition of a dead body



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