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mortician

(mŏr-tĭsh′ăn) [L. mors, death]
Undertaker; person trained to prepare the dead for burial.
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I just wanted to learn everything I could about being a mortician," she said.
Laws need to be followed, but it isn't difficult to get a death certificate signed, acquire a burial transfer permit, and do the work of a mortician yourself.
But here's the real kicker: We're introduced to a man, a mortician who can't be identified, who mysteriously started growing breasts, losing libido, and suffering sperm count drop.
Since that first "mortician with a guilty conscience," Wasielewski has developed trusting relationships with morticians in states as far away as New York, who send him information, including wholesale price lists for caskets.
Of course, that's like saying if there's a cure for cancer there'll be less need for morticians.
Pathologists and histotechnologists as well as chemical workers, morticians, and many other groups are chronically exposed to higher concentrations of formaldehyde than is the population at large.
It's not an easy or particularly lucrative way to make a living: daily tasks of morticians and their assistants include removing bodily fluids, filling in crow's feet on cadavers and fluffing hair on balding corpses.
There was also a story that the morticians set off for the Vatican to mummify the body before the Pope was pronounced dead.
SECONDARY ITEMS: The Highlands restaurant was as cold as a morgue Tuesday night during the season premiere party for ``Six Feet Under,'' HBO's award-winning series about the lives, loves and deaths of a family of morticians.