|1.||chiefly (US) Compare coroner 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|
|2.||a physician who carries out medical examinations|
medical examiner n.
A physician officially authorized by a governmental unit to ascertain causes of deaths, especially those not occurring under natural circumstances.
A physician who examines employees of a particular firm or applicants for life insurance.