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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.
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NEW YORK, Dhu-AlHijjah 29, 1436, October 13, 2015, SPA -- The New York Times' vast archive of historical photographs was threatened this weekend when a broken water pipe flooded an area known as the morgue, causing minor damage, according to AP.
As police continued their investigations into how a dead infant was found in a bin at Nicosia General Hospital's morgue, the baby was due to be buried at the Constantinos and Eleni cemetery in Nicosia, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Wednesday.
Le premier accident est survenu a la cite des fonctionnaires en face du lycee Mostefa Benboulaid de la ville de Batna, lorsqu'un vehicule utilitaire s'est renverse sur le bas-cote de la chaussee, tuant deux jeunes pietons (20 ans) sur le coup, precise-t-on de memes sources, ajoutant que les corps des victimes ont ete transferes a la morgue du CHU de Batna.
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.
The Indian Consulate in Dubai has denied an Indian media report that claimed the body of an Indian woman has been lying in a morgue in Sharjah since 2005.
Suspecting he might know the victim, DI Donald goes to the morgue and his worst fears are realised.
Photos shows some relatives waiting outside the morgue to receive and identify their relatives.