embalming

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embalming

 [em-bahm´ing]
treatment of a dead body to retard decomposition.

embalming

/em·balm·ing/ (em-bahm´ing) treatment of a dead body to retard decomposition.

embalming

[embä′ming]
the practice of applying antiseptics and preservatives to a corpse to retard the natural decomposition of tissues.

embalming

A method of preserving a dead body by removing the blood and replacing it with fluids, such as formaldehyde, which discourage the growth of the organisms responsible for putrefaction.

embalming

treatment of a dead body to retard decomposition.