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.
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14) The Medical Fitness Centre will issue the embalming certificate.
Before then, "I know of no other evidence that embalming had even dawned on the thinking of Egyptians.
The mortuary science of embalming as we know it today came to Canada with a Canadian Civil War veteran, Charles Bolton, a carpenter from Toronto who learned embalming while in the service of the Union Army.
The cross-country funeral of Abraham Lincoln, which took several weeks to complete, is often credited with putting embalming and the modern casket on the map, as well as the notion that delaying the time between death and burial was not only decent but perhaps preferable.
He or she has been trained in the art and science of embalming, including anatomy and chemistry.
She's made of much sterner stuff than I am when it comes to the embalming, so if that's something she wants to do I don't think it will faze her at all.
The Willis Report into mortuary practices found that in some instances, staff were carrying out embalming procedures unofficially, and recommended that that practice be ended as a matter of urgency.
While some may regard this form of burial as odd, remember that Jesus was laid to rest in a shroud without embalming or a burial vault.
Luxor antiquities director Mansour Bouriq told AFP that unlike most beds found in tombs, this one was not ceremonial but actually used for embalming.
While embalming has origins going back to ancient Egypt, its roots are not as deep in the United States.
The best known use of formaldehyde is as an embalming fluid.