Medical-examiner



noun
1.
a physician or other person trained in medicine who is appointed by a city, county, or the like, to perform autopsies on the bodies of persons supposed to have died from unnatural causes and to investigate the cause and circumstances of such deaths.
2.
a physician retained by an insurance company, industrial firm, or the like, to give medical examinations to its clients or employees.
noun
1.
(mainly US) a medical expert, usually a physician, employed by a state or local government to determine the cause of sudden death in cases of suspected violence, suicide, etc Compare coroner
2.
a physician who carries out medical examinations

medical examiner n.
Abbr. ME

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