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A morgue is a building or room (as in a hospital) used for the storage of human remains.

Probably because it is in a sense where the "dead bodies" are kept, the term morgue is also used to refer to the room where newspapers and magazines keep back issues and other historical references.

The word is predominately American English. It originally referred to a building in Paris, France, the Morgue, where bodies were kept until identified.

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