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embalm

[em′bäm]
(medicine)
To treat a cadaver with antiseptics and preservatives to prevent decay, before burial or dissection.
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In part it read: "Hereafter no persons will be permitted to embalm or remove the bodies of deceased officers or soldiers unless acting under the special license of the Provost Marshal of the Army, Department, or District in which the bodies may be.
However, as new rules governing the practice are introduced, the HSE says it was never an official service offered by its mortuary staff and from November 1 undertakers who wish to embalm at the hospital will have to have a legal agreement.
Would-be casket sellers in Oklahoma, for example, have to complete two years of college courses, graduate from a mortuary science program, do a one-year apprenticeship during which they embalm at least 25 bodies, and pass two exams.
Kamm says that it takes him two to three hours to embalm and dress a body.
For example, if the family of a deceased wants to send a professional from the UK to Spain to embalm the body, the Directive would ensure they can do so, he said.