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Related to medical examiner: Forensic pathologist
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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medical examinern (Am) → medico legale
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