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.
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- n. a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes
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"I am the pathologist for Huntington Hospital and chief medical examiner for Suffolk County," Jane said.
"For the past two years, I have been chief pathologist at Long Island Hospital and also the chief medical examiner for Suffolk County."
I asked the medical examiner how they identified Curtis's body.
They turned as Girish Gupta, a senior medical examiner for the County of Los Angeles, came over.
Diesner was the chief medical examiner in Chicago.
The Ramsey County medical examiner worked out of a low, nondescript building adjacent to the regional medical center in downtown Saint Paul.
He reached into the Jeep and radioed in for the county medical examiner and crime-lab personnel, then — almost as an afterthought — put out a pickup order on Walker and Deck.
During the trial Dr. Mitra Kalelkar, assistant chief medical examiner of Cook County, testified that she could not determine with a reasonable degree of medical certainty that the baby had been born alive.
He stared a me for a second and then said, deadpan, "I'm a five-foot-three, thirty-seven-year-old, single, Jewish medical examiner who needs to pick up his lederhosen from the dry cleaners so that he can play in a one-man polka band at Oktoberfest tomorrow."
Stefan Vakos was a retired heart surgeon, who had been serving as medical examiner since before the 4400 returned.