co·​in·​ves·​ti·​gat·​or | \ ˌkō-in-ˈve-stə-ˌgā-tər How to pronounce coinvestigator (audio) \
variants: or co-investigator
plural coinvestigators or co-investigators

Definition of coinvestigator

: one of two or more investigators working together "We sent a memo around to a number of faculty members," [William] Oh says, "and we attracted ten coinvestigators."— John Lauerman "… one significant frustration is we don't know a lot about the disease," said Dr. Holly Frost, study co-investigator and pediatrician …Wisconsin State Farmer

Examples of coinvestigator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Randy Auerbach, a clinical psychologist at Columbia University and a MAPS coinvestigator, is used to hearing that the study sounds like an invasion of privacy. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "Suicide attempts are hard to anticipate. A study that tracks teens’ cellphone use aims to change that," 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of coinvestigator

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Coinvestigator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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