mummification


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mum·mi·fi·ca·tion

(mŭm'i-fi-kā'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): dry gangrene
2. Shrivelling of a dead, retained fetus.
3. In dentistry, treatment of inflamed dental pulp with fixative drugs (usually formaldehyde derivatives) to retain teeth so treated for relatively short periods; generally acceptable only for primary (deciduous) teeth.
[mummy + L. facio, to make]

mummification

/mum·mi·fi·ca·tion/ (mum″ĭ-fĭ-ka´shun) the shriveling up of a tissue, as in dry gangrene, or of a dead, retained fetus.

mummification

[mum′ifikā′shən]
Etymology: Per, mum, wax; L, facere, to make
a dried-up state, such as occurs in dry gangrene or a dead fetus in utero.
Forensic pathology A process that follows death in arid climates, in which the body becomes dry and leathery

mum·mi·fi·ca·tion

(mŭm'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): dry gangrene.
2. Shriveling of a dead, retained fetus.
3. dentistry Treatment of inflamed dental pulp with fixative drugs (usually formaldehyde derivatives) to retain teeth so treated for relatively short periods; generally acceptable only for deciduous teeth.
[mummy + L. facio, to make]

mummification

Drying and shrivelling of the whole or part of the body.

mum·mi·fi·ca·tion

(mŭm'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
In dentistry, treatment of inflamed dental pulp with fixative drugs (usually formaldehyde derivatives) to retain teeth so treated for relatively short periods; generally acceptable only for primary (deciduous) teeth.

mummification

conversion to a dehydrated state; commonly said of a fetus. The soft tissues are very much reduced in volume, the skin is leathery and the tissues are deeply brown-stained.

corneal mummification
see corneal sequestrum.
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In 2005, study coauthor Mike Parker Pearson of University College London led a team that reported the discovery of skeletal evidence that lacked bacterial damage, suggestive of Bronze Age mummification at a Scottish site.
Most often, mummification occurs between 3rd and 8th months of gestation, without concomitant luteolysis of corpus luteum (CL) and opening of cervix.
Mummification has been recognised by the western literature to be a morbid grief reaction.
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After going through this process, students have a great understanding of the mummification process and will never forget the information they gained from actually creating a mummy and sarcophagus.
Once removed from the salt bath, Alan's corpse was wrapped in linen sheets and left for a further three months to complete the mummification process.
The one thing that is shared across all body wraps is the mummification of the body in a warm, soothing blanket.
weightlessness (this is how mummification feels)--suit-straps shift
At this social event that features a mummy from Egypt, she uncovers an iron artifact with a scrap of linen that predates the mummification.
We learned that during the process of mummification, four jars were used to hold the organs that would be needed in the afterlife.