(Waxy fat) - A grayish-white colored substance that
forms under conditions of high humidity and high environmental
heat on a dead body.
- Medical examination of a deceased body. Postmortem Examination
Forensic Autopsy Examination of a deceased person to determine
cause of death.
- Disintegration of body tissues after death.
- A virus that can be transmitted to humans, spread from rodent
urine and feces .
- Purplish-blue discoloration due to the settling of blood.
Also called Livor Mortis.
Mortis - See Lividity.
Examiner - Usually a medical doctor who performs the
autopsy's to determine cause of death.
- The results from drying of tissues under conditions of high
environmental temperature, low humidity and good ventilation.
Also called Parchmentation.
- The study of bones. Postmortem Rigidity See Rigor Mortis.
- The post mortem destruction of soft tissues by bacteria
and enzymes. Usually evident starting 36-72 hours after death.
- Occurring after death.
Scent - Scent that is persisting in an area after
the original source is no longer present. Scent persists in
an area to the degree that environmental influences do not
degrade whatever it is that forms the scent to the point that
it either cannot be sensed or cannot be differentiated.
Mortis - The stiffening of the muscles in the body