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Adipocere definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AD'IPOCERE, n. [L. adeps, fat, and cera.]
A soft unctuous or waxy substance, of a light brown color, into which the muscular fibers of dead animal bodies are converted, when protected from atmospheric air, and under certain circumstances of temperature and humidity. This substance was first discovered by Fourcroy, in the burying ground of the Church des Innocens, when it was removed in 1787. It is speedily produced, when the body is immersed in running water.

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: modification of French adipocire, from adip- + cire wax, from Latin cera more at cerumen Date: 1803 a waxy substance consisting chiefly of fatty acids and calcium soaps that is formed during decomposition of dead body fat in moist or wet anaerobic conditions

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a greyish fatty or soapy substance generated in dead bodies subjected to moisture. Etymology: F adipocire f. L adeps adipis fat + F cire wax f. L cera

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Adipocere Ad"i*po*cere`, n. [L. adeps, adipis, fat + cera wax: cf. F. adipocere.] A soft, unctuous, or waxy substance, of a light brown color, into which the fat and muscle tissue of dead bodies sometimes are converted, by long immersion in water or by burial in moist places. It is a result of fatty degeneration.




 


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