Simple Definition of medical examiner
: 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
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)
Legal Definition of medical examiner
: a public officer who determines the necessity of and conducts autopsies
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