Examples from the Web for maceration
There are two ways to clean the skeletons of large mammals: by boiling the bones, and by maceration.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting|William T. Hornaday
Dopplerite, dop′ler-īt, n. a substance derived from the maceration of peat.
Maceration or otherwise bruising the tissue, after the enzyme has been destroyed, facilitates the extraction.The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
They are treated by maceration and enfleurage, chiefly the latter.
Repeat this maceration, &c. twice upon the same portion of madder.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Word Origin and History for maceration
late 15c., from Latin macerationem (nominative maceratio), noun of action from past participle stem of macerare (see macerate).