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Medical Term:

adipocere

Pronunciation: ad′i-pō-sēr

Definition: A fatty substance of waxy consistency derived from dead animal tissues (a corpse) that forms in anerobic conditions.

Synonym(s): grave wax, lipocere

[adipo- + L. cera, wax]

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