medical examiner


medical examiner

noun

: a public official who examines the bodies of dead people to find the cause of death

Full Definition of MEDICAL EXAMINER

:  a public officer who conducts autopsies on bodies to find the cause of death

First Known Use of MEDICAL EXAMINER

1877

medical examiner

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MEDICAL EXAMINER

1
: a usually appointed public officer with duties similar to those of a coroner but who is required to have specific medical training (as in pathology) and is qualified to conduct medical examinations and autopsies
2
: a physician employed to make medical examinations (as of applicants for military service or of claimants of workers' compensation)
3
: a physician appointed to examine and license candidates for the practice of medicine in a political jurisdiction (as a state)

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