- The definition of a mortician is an undertaker - a person whose job it is to host funerals for the dead.
A man who you go to see when your loved one dies who will pick up the body, make up the body, put the body in a casket and host a funeral is an example of a mortician.
Origin: from Classical Latin mors, death (see mortal) plush -ician
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Origin: Latin mors, mort-, death; see mortal + -ician.