From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Adipocere \Ad"i*po*cere'\, noun [L. adeps, adipis, fat + cera wax: cf. F. adipocere.] A soft, unctuous, or waxy substance, of a light brown color, into which the fat and muscle tissue of dead bodies sometimes are converted, by long immersion in water or by burial in moist places. It is a result of fatty degeneration.
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