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mortician

[ mawr-tish-uhn ]
/ mɔrˈtɪʃ ən /
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noun

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Origin of mortician

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; mort(uary) + -ician
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British Dictionary definitions for mortician

mortician
/ (mɔːˈtɪʃən) /

noun

mainly US another word for undertaker
C19: from mortuary + -ician, as in physician
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