Adipocere Definition

ădə-pō-sîr
noun
A fatty or waxy substance produced in decomposing dead bodies exposed to moisture.
Webster's New World
A brown, fatty, waxlike substance that forms on dead animal tissues in response to moisture.
American Heritage Medicine

A brown, fatty, waxy substance (fatty acids) that forms on dead animal tissues in response to hydrolysis.

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Origin of Adipocere

  • adipo(se) Latin cēra wax

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From adipo- + Latin cēra

    From Wiktionary

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