mummification mummification  /ˌmə mɪ fɪ ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a condition resembling that of a mummy
  2. (n) (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color
  3. (n) embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy


  1. Such deliberate mummification was practiced chiefly by the ancient Egyptians.
  2. Among morticians, the mummification of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin has always been something of a mystery.
  3. Perhaps the organic matter was Queen Hetep-Heres' entrails, removed before mummification.



  1. "By that time the art of mummification was perfected to the extreme," Kanawati said.
    on Mar 2, 2005 By: Naguib Kanawati Source: USA Today

  2. "This is not a tomb for nobles or relatives of a king, as had been thought upon its discovery, but rather it is a room for mummification," Mr Hawass said in a statement.
    on Mar 13, 2006 By: Zahi Hawass Source: ABC Online

  3. "Many, many, civilizations had burial practices that mimicked mummification," Fraser says, getting in an answer about what mummies are doing in East Asia before he's asked.
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: Brendan Fraser Source: (blog)

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