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The branch of medicine that interprets or establishes the facts in civil or criminal law cases. Also called medical jurisprudence.
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1. (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 or legal medicine
2. (Law) 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 or legal medicine
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the application of medical knowledge to questions of civil and criminal law.
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The use of medicine in legal proceedings, such as to establish a cause of death.
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|Noun||1.||forensic medicine - the branch of medical science that uses medical knowledge for legal purposes; "forensic pathology provided the evidence that convicted the murderer"|
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