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morgue

 [morg]
a place where dead bodies may be temporarily kept, for identification or until claimed for burial.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.]
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in RAK.
This large-scale, multinational effort faced immediate challenges, including establishment of four temporary morgues, implementation of safeguards against environmental and occupational health hazards, and coordination of forensic procedures and safety protocols among Thai and international forensic teams.
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