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]
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.
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Prevalent serovars, for instance Pomona, Icterohaemorrhagiae, Tarassovi, Canicola, and Bratislava (SOBESTIANSKY et al., 1999) cause embryo loss, anestrus, abortion, dystocia, reduced litters, fetal mummification, stillbirths, and runt piglets (EDWARDS, 1979).
The centuries-old mummies found in caves and rock burial sites in Kabayan and other parts of Benguet offer solid evidence of indigenous Filipino mummification rituals.
"What this discovery will add are two very important things; the first is the type of oils used (in mummification), and their chemical make-up.
Head of the group that uncovered the site, Badry Hussein, said: "What this discovery will add are two very important things; the first is the type of oils used (in mummification), and their chemical make-up.
These mummifications are made possible by environmental conditions that prevented human remains from naturally decaying.
One possible assumption in that case was reduced circulation in herniated gravid uterus because of avulsion of the ovarian pedicle or an abnormal placental contact leading death and ultimately mummification. In our case, on contrary, all dead fetuses were of normal size.
The new findings "raise the question of how widespread such mummification might have been beyond Britain," remarks Martin Smith, a biological anthropologist at Bournemouth University in Poole, England.
The mummification team is assisted by a body cleaner, depending on the gender of the deceased, he said.
On the basis of rectal findings, the case was diagnosed as foetal mummification.
Request of best offers and proposals for the leasing & exploitation of the (a) west side cafeteria at the Egyptian Museum, also (b) the Mummification Museum Cafeteria in Luxor.
An interesting juxtaposition is provided by chapter 6, "Mummification and Glassworking." The author points out the difficulties inherent in defining what is meant by mummification and whether the intention was always to preserve the body or whether it was an aspect of ritual.
And when she died, the celebrity singer - real name Tayesmutengebtiu - got the best mummification money could buy, bound in bandages and preserved for eternity with her favourite bling adorning her body.