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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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"Why, it is the general custom in Egypt to deprive a corpse, before embalmment, of its bowels and brains; the race of the Scarabaei alone did not coincide with the custom.
The order of coffins, embalmments and graves will shoot up!