Definition of Mummification

1. Noun. A condition resembling that of a mummy. "Bureaucratic mummification in red tape"

Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Derivative terms: Mummify



2. Noun. (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color.
Exact synonyms: Cold Gangrene, Dry Gangrene, Mumification Necrosis
Category relationships: Pathology
Generic synonyms: Gangrene, Slough, Sphacelus

3. Noun. Embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy.
Generic synonyms: Embalmment
Derivative terms: Mummify

Definition of Mummification

1. n. The act of making a mummy.

Definition of Mummification

1. Noun. The preserving of a dead body, by making it into a mummy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mummification

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mummification

1. Synonym: dry gangrene. 2. Shrivelling of a dead, retained foetus. 3. In dentistry, treatment of inflamed dental pulp with fixative drugs (usually formaldehyde derivatives) in order to retain teeth so treated for relatively short periods; generally acceptable only for primary (deciduous) teeth. Origin: mummy + L. Facio, to make (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Mummification

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1. The Journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.) (1918)
"[278] mummification among the Polynesians. Mr. Geo. ... Mr. Graham points out that he has never come across any thing like mummification among the Maoris, ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1890)
"mummification has not progressed as far, and the body is not much flattened. The cord is very much twisted. Examination of the placenta shows it to be very ..."

3. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1884)
"(B.) After a period varying from a few minutes to two days, the cord undergoes mummification (ie, shrivelling), the process commencing at the ligature, ..."

4. The Art and science of embalming: Descriptive and Operative by Carl Lewis Barnes (1905)
"mummification.—This constitutes another condition by which the ordinary progress ... mummification is a condition in which the body dries up or desiccates. ..."

5. American Journal of Dental Science by American Society of Dental Surgeons (1900)
"ARTICLE I. PULP mummification. THEODORE SODERBERG, DENTIST, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. (From The Denial Cosmos).* In the Dental Cosmos for May, 1893, ..."

6. Peruvian Antiquities by Mariano Eduardo de Rivero y Ustariz, Johann Jakob von Tschudi (1855)
"Among the numerous proofs which militate against an artificial mummification, we will quote a few, but those quite conclusive. In the year 1841 we found in ..."

7. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"mummification. 9. Change of position. 10. Destruction of organs. 11. Excrescences and malformations. Galls: pustules, tumors, corky outgrowths, crown galls, ..."

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