Eremacausis Er`e*ma*cau"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? quietly + ? burning, fr. ? to burn.] A gradual oxidation from exposure to air and moisture, as in the decay of old trees or of dead animals. [1913 Webster]

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  • eremacausis — er·e·ma·cau·sis (er″ə mə kawґsis) [Gr. ērema gently + kausis burning] the slow oxidation, combustion, or decay of organic matter …   Medical dictionary

  • eremacausis — er·e·ma·cau·sis …   English syllables

  • eremacausis — ˌerəməˈkȯsə̇s noun ( es) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ērema gently, softly, slowly + kausis burning, from kaiein to burn more at rim, caustic : gradual oxidation of organic matter from exposure to air and moisture …   Useful english dictionary

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