|—n , pl -aries|
|1.||Also called: morgue a building where dead bodies are kept before cremation or burial|
|2.||of or relating to death or burial|
|[C14 (as n, a funeral gift to a parish priest): via Medieval Latin mortuārium (n) from Latin mortuārius of the dead]|
mortuary mor·tu·ar·y (môr'chōō-ěr'ē)
A place, especially a funeral home, where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation.