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medical examiner

Syllabification: med·i·cal ex·am·in·er

Definition of medical examiner in English:

noun

North American
A medically qualified public officer whose duty is to investigate deaths occurring under unusual or suspicious circumstances, to perform postmortems, and to initiate inquests.
Example sentences
  • For instance, the two groups differed markedly over 107 deaths certified ‘homicide’ by the forensic pathologist medical examiners.
  • Notably, Rhode Island, unlike some other states, did not at the time have a law requiring medical examiners to refrain from performing autopsies over religious objections.
  • The medical examiners in our study were divided concerning the use of autopsy tissues for research purposes.

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