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(n.) 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.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Adipocere'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/a/adipocere.html. 1828.
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