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adipocere (s) (noun), adipoceres (pl)
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 favorable conditions of temperature; grave wax; lipocere; corpse; grave fat: Adipocere is described as a grayish white fatty or saponaceous substance spontaneously generated in dead bodies buried in moist places or submerged in water.
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