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Old 31 July 2009, 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted by mouse goddess View Post
I think in some cases it's been attributed to saponification.
As in, turning to soap? Can that happen to body fats naturally over time?

(Went to check - I'm back!)

Apparently so. Huh.

Saponification can also refer to the other soft tissue in a conversion of the fat of a corpse into adipocere, often called "grave wax."
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