adipocere

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From adipo- + Latin cēra

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

adipocere (uncountable)

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

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