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Noun: mummification  ,mú-mu-fi'key-shun
  1. A condition resembling that of a mummy
    "bureaucratic mummification in red tape"
  2. (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown colour
    - dry gangrene, cold gangrene, mumification necrosis
  3. Embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy

Derived forms: mummifications

Type of: condition, embalmment, gangrene, slough, sphacelus, status

Encyclopedia: Mummification