There was not a trace of adipocere—the peculiar waxy soap that forms in bodies that decay in water or in a damp situation.
The brain was considerable in quantity, but changed to a state of adipocere resembling ointment of a dark brown hue.
"Then you'll be buried in Kensal Green and turn into adipocere with the others," said Torpenhow.
The autopsy on the exhumed body of Perrotte Mace was inconclusive, owing to the condition of adipocere.
He is the first to observe and describe that curious product of the decomposition of flesh known to modern chemists as adipocere.
adipocere ad·i·po·cere (ād'ə-pō-sēr')
A brown, fatty, waxlike substance that forms on dead animal tissue in response to moisture. Also called lipocere.