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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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Dr Chapman said he believed it would not have been necessary to embalm her body given that the post-mortem examination was due to happen soon after its return to the UK.
The Industrial Revolution, Civil War and a desire for a more elite lifestyle, he said, all contributed to today's practices of hiring a funeral director to embalm bodies, encase them in metal caskets and concrete grave vaults for burial in tightly regulated, highly manicured cemeteries.
Sorry, Freddy, you get no time to embalm me,'' retorted Hall, who plays mortician David Fisher, sitting next to his real-life wife, Amy Spanger.
Maduro further said that they have decided to embalm the body of the late president like Lenin, Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong so that it remains open for people everyday and at any time.
No one had asked him to embalm the Princess's body, in fact he had suggested it to Keith Moss, British Consul General in Paris, Mr Monceau confirmed.
Scientific analysis of King Richard I's heart shows that Christians in the 12th century did embalm church leaders and royalty.
Horany noted that in 1998 the Complaint Review Committee of the Texas Funeral Service Commission found SCI guilty of using an unlicensed, in-house company and unsupervised apprentices to embalm bodies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.