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Thursday, 16 March 2017


- The state of being putrefied; decay.
- The process of decay or rotting in a body or other organic matter.

A Putrefied Crab
Image Credits : Lorenzo Maddalena
- Putrefaction is slower in water than in air; slower in seawater than in fresh water, and slower in running water than in stagnant water.
- The smell of human putrefaction was becoming an issue and arrangements were made to move the bodies some distance away pending disposal.

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