adipocere defined in 1939 yearadipocere - Adipocere (Lat. ndeps, fat; cera, wax);
adipocere - Wax-like substance formed in the process of decomposition of fatty animal matter, particularly in bodies buried in wet soil or immersed in water. In Great Britain adipocere takes from eight to twelve months to form in any quantity, but in hot countries the process is more rapid. When formed, adipocere remains unchanged for an indefinite period. Kegs of butter buried in the marshes in Scotland during the wars of the 17th century have been found completely converted into adipocere.
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