medical examiner

noun

: 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

Examples of medical examiner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The medical examiner's report says her mother was the family contact. Chris Ramirez, Journal Sentinel, 13 June 2024 Amir Harden, 8, died on Sunday at a hospital in Hennepin County, Minn., after suffering gunshot wounds to his head and neck during the shooting last week, the Star Tribune reports, citing the county medical examiner’s office. Samira Asma-Sadeque, Peoplemag, 12 June 2024 The county medical examiner’s office told the Miami Herald that the inmate’s name is Daniesqui Lache Rodriguez. Brittany Wallman, Miami Herald, 12 June 2024 According to the medical examiner, the cause of death was fentanyl intoxication — an overdose. Connor Sheets, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for medical examiner 

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of medical examiner was in 1877

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“Medical examiner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medical%20examiner. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

medical examiner

noun
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

medical examiner

noun
med·​i·​cal examiner
: a public officer who determines the necessity of and conducts autopsies

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