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embalm

[em′bäm]
(medicine)
To treat a cadaver with antiseptics and preservatives to prevent decay, before burial or dissection.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(Although Egyptian embalmers removed the brains of the deceased, the scientists wrote that "in most cases, non-macerated mummy heads still have much of their soft tissue preserved.")
Then, one of the embalmers is stooping down to cut an incision low on the left side of the body with a black, obsidian blade, much to the amusement of a large group of royal ghosts who had joined Mr.
To qualify for a license, an applicant must pass the licensure examinations conducted twice a year-in March and September-by the DOH Committee of Examiners for Undertakers and Embalmers (CEUE).
Under current laws, anyone can open a funeral company or call themselves an embalmer - someone who prepares bodies for burial or cremation - without the need to undertake any training.
Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors member Robert Burns said Wednesday's meeting was the result of the inspector's report following a complaint filed by a former funeral home employee.
Gwen joined the family business of joiners and funeral directors on leaving school in 1976 and qualied as an embalmer in 1983 as well as passing the Diploma in Funeral Directing with the National Association of Funeral Directors in the same year.
Joseph Abbey in Covington, Louisiana and the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors have in common?
Joseph Abbey in Covington, La., a victory in their legal fight with the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Homes.
The continuing scandal is that almost every other organization in America from beauticians to embalmers has one of these meetings at least once a year.
In response, the Louisiana Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors sent the monks a cease-and-desist letter, threatening thousands of dollars in fines and up to 180 days in prison based on a law prohibiting the sale of coffins without a funeral director's license.
Jack's son David, and George's sons Curtis and Robert, all licensed funeral directors and embalmers, would become the second generation to continue the family legacy, while their uncle Joe managed the Bradenton Chapel.
Her attention to the contributions of a number of important figures and personalities (e.g., funeral-home owners, funeral directors and embalmers, civil rights leaders, and other historical figures) is unprecedented in its careful and accurate detail.