Grave wax

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The end result is called adipocere, or grave wax, reports Discovery News.
That body cavity was surrounded by a thick layer of adipocere, a hard, grainy substance commonly known as grave wax. Adipocere often forms in cool, moist environments when chemical reactions crosslink fat molecules in a body, which makes them into a soap.