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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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