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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A physician officially authorized by a governmental unit to ascertain causes of deaths, especially those not occurring under natural circumstances.
  • n. A physician who examines employees of a particular firm or applicants for life insurance.

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  • n. A medico who examines suspiciously dead bodies on behalf of the government.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes


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