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noun
the application of medical knowledge to questions of civil and criminal law, especially in court proceedings.
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Also called forensic jurisprudence, legal medicine, medical jurisprudence.

Origin of forensic medicine

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for forensic medicine

forensic medicine

noun
the applied use of medical knowledge or practice, esp pathology, to the purposes of the law, as in determining the cause of deathAlso called: medical jurisprudence, legal medicine
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Scientific definitions for forensic medicine

forensic medicine
[ fə-rĕnsĭk ]

The branch of medicine that interprets or establishes the medical facts in civil or criminal law cases.
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