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medical examiner

noun

Simple Definition of medical examiner

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of medical examiner

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

1877

First Known Use of medical examiner

1877


Medical Dictionary

medical examiner

noun

Medical Definition of medical examiner

  1. 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. 2:  a physician employed to make medical examinations (as of applicants for military service or of claimants of workers' compensation)

  3. 3:  a physician appointed to examine and license candidates for the practice of medicine in a political jurisdiction (as a state)




Law Dictionary

medical examiner

noun med·i·cal examiner

Legal Definition of medical examiner

  1. :  a public officer who determines the necessity of and conducts autopsies




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