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[med-i-koh-lee-guh l] /ˌmɛd ɪ koʊˈli gəl/
pertaining to medicine and law or to forensic medicine.
Origin of medicolegal
First recorded in 1825-35; medico- + legal Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Bagley was not ten seconds in getting the medico-legal man's ear.

    The Mystery of Murray Davenport Robert Neilson Stephens
  • Will you draw up your medico-legal report while I continue my inquest?

    Conscience, Complete Hector Malot
  • Poisoning by tobacco has not often risen to medico-legal discussion.

    The Truth about Opium William H. Brereton
  • When it is a question of legal medicine, the medico-legal expert must be the judge.

    The Criminal Havelock Ellis
  • It is more important in its medico-legal relations than any other.

    Sleep and Its Derangements William A. Hammond
  • The court then went more deeply into the medico-legal evidence.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • Taddeo was asked to decide a medico-legal question with regard to a pregnant woman.

    The Popes and Science James J. Walsh
  • In its medico-legal aspects antimonial poisoning is of little and lessening importance.

  • A Treasury solicitor was given the chance of his career by the medico-legal disquisition which cleared up an extraordinary record.

  • In it are included also those bodies which it is desired to submit to a medico-legal examination.

    Paris William Walton
Word Origin and History for medico-legal

1835, from medico- + legal.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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medico-legal in Medicine

medicolegal med·i·co·le·gal (měd'ĭ-kō-lē'gəl)
Of, relating to, or concerned with medicine and law.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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