mor·​ti·​cian | \ mȯr-ˈti-shən How to pronounce mortician (audio) \

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the mortician will take care of all of the arrangements for the funeral
Recent Examples on the Web The 50-year-old museum grew from a collection of items from the Las Vegas Valley’s first female mortician, Anna Roberts Parks, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. USA TODAY, "MLK, robot unemployment, Python Bowl: News from around our 50 states," 14 Jan. 2020 James Cutler was the hospital's transplant coordinator, a meticulous man with the commiserating demeanor of a mortician, which was an occupational asset. oregonlive, "The tragic, redemptive journey of one human heart," 5 Oct. 2019 The 90 potential jurors called Friday came from many walks of life: nurses, retirees, contractors, a mortician, a pilot, a school bus driver. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Kelsey Berreth murder case: Jury selection ends and opening statements to begin in Patrick Frazee trial," 1 Nov. 2019 There is the slightest smile on his face, not forced or fixed by morticians. Longreads, "A Beautiful, Rugged Place: Erosion of the Body," 7 June 2018 Caitlin Doughty is a licensed mortician and the New York Times best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and From Here to Eternity. Caitlin Doughty, Popular Mechanics, "What Happens If an Astronaut Dies in Space?," 18 Sep. 2019 Her varied resume includes bachelor’s and MBA degrees, a mortician’s license and her current job as an elevator mechanic apprentice at Otis Elevator Company. Brian Lisik, cleveland, "Rodriguez, Raso face off in Brunswick’s Ward 3 City Council race," 15 Oct. 2019 Castro, a mortician from El Paso, Texas, regularly attended Bills games at home on the road, and died in May after a lengthy battle with cancer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Bills stay unbeaten by rallying back to beat Bengals 21-17," 22 Sep. 2019 Additional morticians are also going to Abaco and other affected areas, Health Minister Dr. Duane Sands said. Faith Karimi And Helena Demoura, CNN, "He put his son on a roof for safety after the hurricane hit. A storm surge swallowed the 5-year-old," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of mortician

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mortician

Latin mort-, mors death

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The first known use of mortician was in 1895

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30 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Mortician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mortician

US, formal : a person whose job is to prepare dead people to be buried and to arrange and manage funerals


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