It hinders and prevents fermentation, the souring of milk and the putrefaction of milk.
Here were gore-spattered battles and scenes of putrefaction and disease.
Damaged cells, through putrefaction, take the pressure off healthy cells allowing cell division or healing.
Neutral buffered formalin is used to stabilize protein in fresh tissue, and prevent autolysis and putrefaction.
Word Origin and History for putrefaction
c.1400, from Old French putrefaction (14c.), from Latin putrefactionem (nominative putrefactio), noun of action from past participle stem of putrefacere "to make rotten," from putrere "to be rotten" (see putrid) + facere "to make, do" (see factitious).