mortuary

(redirected from mortuaries)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

mor·tu·ar·y

(mōr'chū-ār'ē),
1. Relating to death or to burial.
2. Synonym(s): morgue
[L. mortuus, dead, part. adj. fr. morior, pp. mortuus, to die]
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.

mor·tu·ar·y

(mōr'chū-ar-ē)
1. Relating to death or to burial.
2. Synonym(s): morgue.
[L. mortuus, dead, fr. morior, to die]
References in periodicals archive ?
Our revelations"When a family is grieving this must be awful JON ASHWORTH on the errors at mortuaries 28 times when bodies were accidentally damaged in mortuaries
Home Office minister Paul Goggins said: "Work is being taken forward on the capacity of local mortuaries and crematoria."
"Some mortuaries will put the English on the merchandise, where others put it on the use of facilities," explains Clifford Dodo, president of Dodo Mortuary on the Big Island.
If there is no way of identifying the body, it should be incumbent on the Ministry of Health to set up a system to inform members of the public of the presence of such a body so that those with missing relatives have an opportunity to find them quicker and dignify them accordingly.It is heartbreaking for relatives to wait for eternity for loved ones to return when, in fact, they are rotting in mortuaries.
"It also means that NHS mortuaries are hardly used by the NHS - they are largely used for medicolegal examinations for the coroner.
Barracks across the city are being put on stand-by as temporary mortuaries in case the city morgue cannot cope on the big night.
By establishing a network of Borthwick-operated mortuaries, Felix hoped to provide standardized funeral services at a consistently high level of professionalism throughout the state.
Modern mortuaries have systems which take the air from the mortuary table.
figure By MAGDALENE WANJAbr Nakuru County is grappling with the challenge of unclaimed bodies in its main mortuaries.According to the County Public Health Officer Samuel Kingori, 50 bodies have been lying at the county and Nakuru Level Five Hospital Mortuaries awaiting identification and collection for more than five months.
Police started tracking Munenes phone as Ms Gichangi and her family searched in hospitals and mortuaries.We did not find him.
EXCESS PASSENGERSbrBy Wednesday evening, the relatives had identified nine of the bodies.Ms Laboso said they have requested for body bags from Bomet and Nakuru counties to enable relatives move their dead to other mortuaries.