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medical examiner

n.
1. A physician, usually a pathologist, who is officially authorized to determine the cause of suspicious or unusual deaths.
2. A physician who performs physical examinations to determine whether people are healthy enough to perform certain roles, such as military service, or whether people qualify for life insurance or disability compensation.

medical examiner

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US a medical expert, usually a physician, employed by a state or local government to determine the cause of sudden death in cases of suspected violence, suicide, etc. Compare coroner
2. (Medicine) a physician who carries out medical examinations

med′ical exam`iner


n.
1. a government official who performs autopsies of bodies to determine the cause of death.
2. a physician retained by an insurance company, industrial firm, or the like, to give medical examinations to its clients or employees.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medical examiner - a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causesmedical examiner - a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes
investigator - someone who investigates
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medical examiner

n (Am) → medico legale
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