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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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Then someone has to go to the cargo section at the airport to book a ticket and to Sonapur Embalming Centre and provide the report from the police station.
The ambulance carrying her body has left the embalming centre in Muhaisnah and is now en route to the airport from where she will be flown on a private jet to Mumbai.
But the technique was limited to the war 6 to make embalming part of a traditional American funeral would require Abraham Lincoln, who you might say was an early adopter.
If the documents, including the embalming certificate, have to be submitted to the destination airport 12 hours before departure, the issue of where to keep the body during that period would arise, they said.
Each student must complete the four-month course or 140 hours of instruction that covers anatomy and physiology, microbiology and parasitology, practice of embalming, hygiene and sanitation, and ethics and jurisprudence.
Mr O'Donnell does not want to end the practice of embalming, which acts to preserve the body, allowing grieving families time to say their farewells.
For the past 22 years, Latham and his family had been embalming and wrestling in relative obscurity until a television producer came to the Mississippi River town of 8,000 for a funeral.
Our findings of linen impregnated with embalming agents force a fundamental reassessment of the origins of Egyptian mummification," says archaeological chemist Stephen Buckley of the University of York in England, a study coauthor.
It is common consensus that the American Civil War was the "first modern wan" Many inventions we see today were developed from the war including machine guns, iron-clad ships, repeating rifles, trench warfare and, yes, arterial embalming -- the preservation and restoration of the dead for repatriation.
Students learn business aspects of running a funeral home, the psychology of dealing with grieving family members and the science of embalming.
Once she has completed her studies she wants to learn the embalming process - a method of removing all the blood and gases from a body to preserve it long enough to be displayed at a funeral - before working full-time at Michael G Ryan Son and Daughters.
I focus on two aspects of contemporary South African funerals embalming and exhumations--that are suggestive of how the migration dynamic, and the continuing demands from mobile mourners for innovations via the funeral industry, have encouraged new perceptions of and relations to the dead body.