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coroner

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒr.ə.nər/ us    /ˈkɔːr.ən.ɚ/
an official who examines the reasons for a person's death, especially if it was violent or unexpected
Translations of “coroner”
in Spanish juez de instrucción…
in French coroner…
in German der Leichenbeschauer…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指調查暴死死因的)驗屍官…
in Russian коронер…
in Turkish ölüm nedenini araştıran adli tıp görevlisi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指调查暴死死因的)验尸官…
in Polish koroner…
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