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adipocere

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ad=i=po=cere

CIDE DICTIONARY

adipoceren. [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.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

adipocere, 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

ROGET THESAURUS

adipocere

Oil

N oil, fat, butter, cream, grease, tallow, suet, lard, dripping exunge, blubber, glycerin, stearin, elaine, oleagine, soap, soft soap, wax, cerement, paraffin, spermaceti, adipocere, petroleum, mineral, mineral rock, mineral crystal, mineral oil, vegetable oil, colza oil, olive oil, salad oil, linseed oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, nut oil, animal oil, neat's foot oil, train oil, ointment, unguent, liniment, aceite, amole, Barbados tar, fusel oil, grain oil, rape oil, seneca oil, hydrate of amyl, ghee, heating oil, #2 oil, No, 2 oil, distillate, residual oils, kerosene, jet fuel, gasoline, naphtha, stearin.


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