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rigor mortis

noun as in stiffening at death

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I bedded down for this debate, Scotch in hand, expecting to be bored five ways to rigor mortis.

In 1991, kissable Johnny was found in a New Orleans hotel with a horrible case of rigor mortis.

Look,” she enthused, flipping over several red-eyed mullets, “these are so fresh rigor mortis has not yet set in.

The tissues then become tough and hard, a condition known as rigor mortis.

But as I watched I saw them begin to stiffen, exactly as though rigor mortis had set in.

Under the back of Rand's hand, Rivers's cheek was cold; his muscles had already begun to stiffen in rigor mortis.

This condition is known as rigor mortis, and continues until the third stage, when the first changes of decomposition set in.

Rigor mortis is generally not well developed, and is of short duration.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rigor mortis, such as: death rattle, muscular stiffening, and swan song.

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