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med·i·cal ex·am·in·er (ME),

1. a physician who examines a person and reports on that person's physical condition to the company or individual at whose request the examination was made.
2. in states or municipalities where the office of coroner has been abolished, a physician appointed to investigate all cases of sudden, violent, or suspicious death.

medical examiner

n.
1. A physician, usually a pathologist, who is officially authorized to determine the cause of suspicious or unusual deaths.
2. A physician who performs physical examinations to determine whether people are healthy enough to perform certain roles, such as military service, or whether people qualify for life insurance or disability compensation.

medical examiner

Forensics-US
A medical doctor (MD or DO) appointed by a particular jurisdiction (usually a State) as a public official whose chief role is to investigate and provide official interpretation regarding the manner and possible cause(s) of unexplained deaths, a conclusion that may be reached by performing postmortem examinations on decedents.

medical examiner

Forensic medicine A medical doctor–MD or DO–who performs postmortem examinations on decedents; MEs are public officials appointed by a particular jurisdiction–usually a state whose chief responsibility is to investigate and provide official interpretation regarding the manner and possible cause(s) of unexplained deaths. See Forensic pathology. Cf Coroner.

med·i·cal ex·am·i·ner

(ME) (med'i-kăl eg-zam'in-ĕr)
1. A physician who examines a person and reports on that person's physical condition to the company or individual at whose request the examination was made.
2. In states or municipalities where the office of coroner has been abolished, a physician appointed to investigate all cases of sudden, violent, or suspicious death.

med·i·cal ex·am·i·ner

(ME) (med'i-kăl eg-zam'in-ĕr)
1. Physician who examines a person and reports on that person's physical condition to the company or individual at whose request the examination was made.
2. In jurisdictions where coroner's office has been abolished, physician appointed to investigate all cases of sudden, violent, or suspicious death.
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