mummification

noun
mum·​mi·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌməm-i-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce mummification (audio) \

Medical Definition of mummification

1 : the process of mummifying or the state of being mummified
2 : the devitalization of a tooth pulp followed by amputation of the coronal portion leaving the remainder of the devitalized tissue in the tooth canal

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“Mummification.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mummification. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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