medical examiner

noun
Updated on: 21 May 2018

Definition of medical examiner

: a usually appointed public officer whose duties are similar to those of a coroner but who is typically required to have specific medical training (as in pathology) and is qualified to conduct medical examinations and autopsies

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First Known Use of medical examiner

1877

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MEDICAL EXAMINER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of medical examiner for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

medical examiner

noun

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)

Law Dictionary

medical examiner

noun med·i·cal examiner

legal Definition of medical examiner

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

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