Adipocere is a soapy, waxy, and in some instances, cheese-like substance derived from the fat and soft tissues of a deceased person or animal.
When the flesh of a deceased body turns waxy and soap like. Rarely a person may be dead for decades, exhumed and show minimal signs of decay. Sometimes refered to as soap mummies. Adipocere formation is regarded by some as being a holy sign of "incorruptibility".
by i_scarletbegonia November 05, 2003