adipocere

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Etymology[edit]

adipo- +‎ Latin cēra

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  • IPA(key): /ˈædɪpoˌsiə(ɹ)/, /ˈædəpoˌsiə(ɹ)/

Noun[edit]

adipocere (countable and uncountable, plural adipoceres)

  1. A brown, fatty, waxy substance (fatty acids) that forms on dead animal tissues in response to hydrolysis

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