embalming

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embalming

 [em-bahm´ing]
treatment of a dead body to retard decomposition.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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