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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]
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Adegbenro said ' We have handed the mortuary attendants to the police to do the investigation.
Private mortuaries are, disturbingly, mushrooming on the back of glaring mismanagement of public facilities, driving the poor further into financial hardship as they pursue dignity for their departed loved ones.Besides, it is time to professionalise the work of mortuary attendants by equipping them with the correct skills on handling the dead with dignity and respect.
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In every military operation, a theater mortuary affairs office must be established in the initial planning stages.
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