Adipocerous
Adipocerous Ad`i*poc"er*ous, a. Like adipocere. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • adipocerous — ad·i·poc·er·ous …   English syllables

  • adipocerous — adjective see adipocere …   Useful english dictionary

  • adipocere — adipocerous /ad euh pos euhr euhs/, adj. /ad euh poh sear /, n. a waxy substance produced by the decomposition of dead animal bodies in moist burial places or under water. [1795 1805; < F adipocire, equiv. to adipo ADIPO + cire wax < L cera; E e… …   Universalium

  • adipocere — /ædəpəˈsɪə/ (say aduhpuh sear) noun a waxy substance sometimes formed from dead animal bodies in moist burial places or under water. {adipo (combining form representing Latin adeps fat) + Latin cēra wax} –adipocerous /ædəˈpɒsərəs/ (say aduh… …   Australian English dictionary

  • adipocere —   n. fatty substance occurring in dead bodies in moist places.    ♦ adipocerous, adj …   Dictionary of difficult words

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