In a technology presentation, the presenter lists out several Chinese characters that gets printed out when there's an issue with how text is encoded: (Clicking the image below will lead to the YouTube video)

Presentation of several Chinese characters

The first character that he lists is , in which he says the following:

I ran this through Google Translate ... The first one there is a character that means putting a pearl in the mouth of a deceased relative for burial

Google Translate window listing that the translation for 䐀 is "Don't"

MDBG lists this as "to dismember body of a livestock".

What does 䐀 mean?

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The same video contains this comment that I should've read earlier:

䐀 (U+4400): to dismember body of the livestock
攀 (U+6500): to climb
氀 (U+6C00): a category of textile and fabrics
琀 (U+7400): gems/pearls/jade formerly put into the mouth of a corpse (note: this seems to be related to an ancient Chinese tradition/belief, that putting something, likely valuable, into the mouth of the corpse will lead the deceased to a better after life.)

The character that the presenter is probably referring to is 琀.

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