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morgue

 [morg]
a place where dead bodies may be temporarily kept, for identification or until claimed for burial.

morgue

(mōrg),
1. A building or room in a hospital or other facility where the dead are kept pending autopsy, burial, or cremation.
2. A building where unidentified dead are kept pending identification before burial.
Synonym(s): mortuary (2)
[Fr.]

morgue

(morg) a place where dead bodies may be kept for identification or until claimed for burial.

morgue

(môrg)
n.
1. A place in which the bodies of persons found dead are kept until identified and claimed or until arrangements for burial have been made.
2. A reference file in a newspaper or magazine office.

morgue

[môrg]
Etymology: Fr, mortuary
a unit of a hospital with facilities for the storage and autopsy of the dead.
The section in a hospital where the bodies of decedents or cadavers are stored before being sent either to a funeral home for burial services or to the coroner’s or state medical examiner’s office, if the cause of the death is uncertain or questionable.

morgue

Hospitals The place where decedents or cadavers are stored before being sent either to a funeral home for burial services or to the state medical examiner's office, if the cause of the death is uncertain or questionable

morgue

(mōrg)
1. A building where unidentified cadavers are kept pending identification before burial.
2. A building or room in a hospital or other facility where the dead are kept pending autopsy, burial, or cremation; often includes a laboratory to perform autopsies.
Synonym(s): mortuary (2) .
[Fr.]
References in classic literature ?
You shall give me all the information in your power about these murders in the Rue Morgue.
I perfectly well know that you are innocent of the atrocities in the Rue Morgue.
In passing down an alley in the rear of the Rue Morgue, the fugitive's attention was arrested by a light gleaming from the open window of Madame L'Espanaye's chamber, in the fourth story of her house.
Now it was that those hideous shrieks arose upon the night, which had startled from slumber the inmates of the Rue Morgue.
ANKARA (CyHAN)- Authorities began to identify victims of Saturday's bomb blasts which killed at least 95 people in the capital Ankara and identified bodies are being taken to the morgues from the Council of Forensic Medicine (ATK) on Sunday.
He said Pakistani authorities have yet not been granted access to hospitals where the injured are being treated but they were collecting data from morgues and would make the details public shortly.
Anwar Kazmi of the Edhi Foundation, which runs ambulances, clinics and morgues to help a poorly funded public health system, said: "We are planning to expand the morgue to cope in future.
ISLAMABAD -- The morgues of two of the largest hospitals of the federal capital have been closed due to dysfunctional cooling system creating problems for the public.
Gazan morgues are now full to their capacities and families are urged to bury their loved ones immediately to make room for more bodies.
More than 16 corpses have been mixed up by hospital morgues in the last two years, with one blunder even stopping a funeral.
The meeting recommended that dead bodies should not remain in morgues for more than two months.
Only four were buried by the Israelis the rest kept in Israeli morgues.