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Meaning of medical examiner

med'ical exam"iner

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a physician or other person trained in medicine who is appointed by a city, county, or the like, to perform autopsies on the bodies of persons supposed to have died from unnatural causes and to investigate the cause and circumstances of such deaths.
  2. a physician retained by an insurance company, industrial firm, or the like, to give medical examinations to its clients or employees.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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