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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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The embalmer might not have contact with the family.
She added: "The embalmer we use says after a while you get so used to working with the deceased that you can take one look at them and tell how they died.
But a new funeral home director and embalmer would have to be hired, he said.
In fact the college is hoping that it can provide the top quality learning environment for a number of trainee embalmers, and become a leading provider of such skills for the industry in the Midlands area.
Apart from working for his father, Kamm also worked as a freelance embalmer, doing last minute jobs for funeral homes around the city.
A licensed funeral director and embalmer, he graduated from mortuary school in 1979.
Wallis demonstrates the "sword of the embalmer," the trocar, a creepy instrument used to draw out the body's fluids.
The embalmer washes the body with germicidal soap and replaces the blood with embalming fluid to preserve the body.
During the next license renewal cycle, the Oklahoma Funeral Board expects most funeral board and embalmer licensees to renew online as the new online system will save licensees time over the previously paper-intensive process.
Categories at the glittering gathering include embalmer of the year, The Eternal Slumber Award for top coffin supplier, crematorium attendant of the year and best gravedigger.
She served as secretary-treasurer until the time of her husband's death in 1967, at which time her son Tom, who was a licensed funeral director and embalmer, became the owner of the funeral home.
Having originally trained as an embalmer at his uncle's funeral parlour, his interest in music grew in his teenage years and he released a number of songs on the Apollo label before being signed by Atlantic Records.