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em·balm

(em-bahlm'),
To treat a cadaver with balsams or other chemicals to preserve it from decay.
[L. in, in, + balsamum, balsam]

em·balm

(em-bahlm')
To treat a dead body with chemicals to preserve it from decay.
[L. in, in, + balsamum, balsam]
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Communication and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas announced Friday, through his twitter account, that a Russian scientific committee had investigated the body of Chavez and concluded that to carry out the embalmment, his remains would have to be transferred to Russia for a period of seven or eight months, Xinhua reported.
The physicians of nineteenth-century France met dead bodies on various occasions, mainly while practicing dissections, morbid anatomy, embalmment and forensic medicine.
* group IV includes products used as food preservatives, antibiodermic products, fluids used in embalmment.
Cremation, as you may know, is the fiery process by which the human body, sans soul, is transformed into pulverized bone fragments and embalmment savings.
Davies argues that Hurston's depiction of the more "disturbing incidents" (i.e., physical abuse and paternalistic decrees stifling her writing career) in her intense relationship with a man identified as "A.W.P." must constantly negotiate gendered and facial politics: "Anticipating racist appropriation of a black woman's description of abuse by a black man, she can both tell what happened and protect the black man" through what Davies terms a "poetics of embalmment" (148).