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legal medicine

forensic medicine

noun
1.
the application of medical knowledge to questions of civil and criminal law, especially in court proceedings.
Also called forensic jurisprudence, legal medicine, medical jurisprudence.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for legal-medicine

forensic medicine

noun
1.
the applied use of medical knowledge or practice, esp pathology, to the purposes of the law, as in determining the cause of death Also called medical jurisprudence, legal medicine

legal medicine

noun
1.
another name for forensic medicine
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legal-medicine in Medicine

forensic medicine n.
The branch of medicine that interprets or establishes the medical facts in civil or criminal law cases. Also called legal medicine, medical jurisprudence.

legal medicine n.
See forensic medicine.

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legal-medicine in Science
forensic medicine
  (fə-rěn'sĭk)   
The branch of medicine that interprets or establishes the medical facts in civil or criminal law cases.
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