adipocere definition

  • noun:
    • A brown, fatty, waxlike material that forms on dead animal areas in reaction to moisture.
    • A brown, fatty, waxy material (efas) that types on dead animal areas as a result to hydrolysis
    • A soft, unctuous, or waxy material, of a light brown color, into that the fat and muscle tissues of dead bodies sometimes tend to be transformed, by long immersion in water or by burial in damp locations. It really is due to fatty degeneration.
    • A soft unctuous or waxy material, of a light-brown shade, made by the decomposition of animal matter whenever protected from the environment, and under certain problems of temperature and humidity. It is made up mainly of ammonium margarate, with an admixture associated with the margarates of potassium and calcium.

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