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legal medicine

forensic medicine

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 of forensic medicine
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for legal medicine
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  • When it is a question of legal medicine, the medico-legal expert must be the judge.

    The Criminal Havelock Ellis
  • Law students should be examined in criminal anthropology and legal medicine.

    The Criminal Havelock Ellis
  • All legal medicine discusses the fact that wounds in the head make people forget single words.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • The opportunity for this is given in any text-book on legal medicine, forensic psychopathology, and criminal psychology.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • Precipitins find their greatest usefulness in legal medicine and in food adulteration work.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • The legal medicine men felt aggrieved, and determined to be such early birds that no worm should escape them.

    Courts and Criminals Arthur Train
  • We shall add that this process of preservation may be very advantageously applied to various cases of legal medicine.

    History of Embalming J. N. Gannal
  • Caillot and Desurgey, in order that the fact might be placed on record and vouched for, because of its value in legal medicine.

    The Physical Life of Woman: Dr. George H Napheys
  • In none of our medical colleges is legal medicine taught as a part of the regular course or as an essential branch of study.

  • legal medicine, he remarks, has there inspired no special publication, nor any learned society.

    The Criminal Havelock Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for legal medicine

legal medicine

another name for forensic medicine

forensic medicine

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
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legal medicine in Medicine

legal medicine n.
See forensic 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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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legal medicine in Science
forensic medicine
The branch of medicine that interprets or establishes the medical facts in civil or criminal law cases.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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