from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A physician, usually a pathologist, who is officially authorized to determine the cause of suspicious or unusual deaths.
- noun 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.
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- noun A
medicowho examines suspiciously dead bodieson behalf of the government.
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- noun a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes
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