maceration

noun
mac·er·a·tion | \ˌmas-ə-ˈrā-shən \

Medical Definition of maceration 

1 : an act or the process of macerating something especially : the extraction of a drug by allowing it to stand in contact with a solvent

2 : the condition of being macerated the fetus was recovered in an advanced state of maceration

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