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muh mi fi kay shuhn

  • n  a condition resembling that of a mummy
    bureaucratic mummification in red tape
  • 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
  • n  embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy

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

  • Naguib Kanawati in USA Today
    By that time the art of mummification was perfected to the extreme,Kanawati said.
  • Zahi Hawass in ABC Online
    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.
  • Brendan Fraser in (blog)
    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.

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