SYN: adipocere. [lipo- + L. cera, wax]

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lipo·cere (lipґo-sēr) [lipo- + cera] adipocere.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • adipocere — A fatty substance of waxy consistency into which dead animal tissues (as those of a corpse) are sometimes converted when kept from the air under certain favoring conditions of temperature. SYN: grave wax, lipocere. [adipo + L. cera, wax] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

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