noun, plural mor·tu·ar·ies.
- morton's syndrome,
- morton, jelly roll,
- morton, levi parsons,
- morton, william thomas green,
- morvan's disease,
Origin of mortuary
Examples from the Web for mortuary
Having spent 11 hours in cold storage, she began moving around within her body bag, where mortuary staff found her alive and well.
After fifteen minutes of CPR he is pronounced dead and taken to a mortuary, where attendants see him breathing.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maddox served in Iraq as a mortuary affairs specialist during the 2004 siege of Fallujah.‘Degree Mills’ Are Exploiting Veterans and Making Millions Off the GI Bill|Aaron Glantz|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One “gallant old doctor” says he finds it unsuitable she is in a mortuary.
In one mortuary, she observes the very hairy body of a dead fascist, “the nearest human thing I have ever seen to a gorilla.”
The momentary glimmer was sufficient to show that we were standing amongst the ropes of the mortuary marquee.Combed Out|Fritz August Voigt
Throughout the Levant it is considered a mortuary color; and, moreover, I like its symbolism.Vashti|Augusta J. Evans Wilson
I now raked out the fire and all the mortuary remains of insects, and then laid down a plaid thrice doubled for softness.Round About the Carpathians|Andrew F. Crosse
Nearer the coast is Lilstock church, of which only the chancel remains, serving as a mortuary chapel.Somerset|G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
This was designed by Russell Sturgis, and is in the form of a memorial window or mortuary mural tablet.American Book-Plates|Charles Dexter Allen
noun plural -aries
Word Origin for mortuary
early 14c., from Anglo-French mortuarie "gift to a parish priest from a deceased parishioner," from Medieval Latin mortuarium, noun use of neuter of Late Latin adjective mortuarius "pertaining to the dead," from Latin mortuus, past participle of mori "to die" (see mortal (adj.)). Meaning "place where bodies are kept temporarily" first recorded 1865, a euphemism for earlier deadhouse.
1510s, "pertaining to death," from Late Latin mortuarius "of the dead," from Latin mortuus "dead" (see mortuary (n.)).