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Definition of Forensic medicine

Forensic medicine: The branch of medicine dealing with the application of medical knowledge to establish facts in civil or criminal legal cases, such as an investigation into the cause and time of a suspicious death. Also known as forensic pathology.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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