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Definition of "canopic" [canopic]

  • Of, pertaining to, or originating from the ancient city of Canopus in northern Egypt. (adjective)

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Use "canopic" in a sentence
  • "Her folks were in canopic jars in Kissimmee, deadheading for a few centuries."
  • "Such containers, called canopic jars, were used in the mummification process to preserve the body's organs."
  • "Visceral organs were removed and placed in ceremonial containers called canopic jars for use in the afterlife (the brain was discarded)."
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