GLOSSARY to LECTURE #7.


DEATH INVESTIGATION

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A

Algor Mortis

Coolness of Death


Autopsy

a postmortem examination of the dead body


F

fracture

the cracking or breaking of a bone or other body part


H

hemorrhage

effusion of blood


I

incision

a wound or scar made by a sharp tool


inflict

impose, put on


L

laceration

a deep cut or tear in skin or flesh.


lividity

changing color of the dead body (blue)


Livor mortis

Pooling of the blood in the lower points of the body due to gravity, giving the skin purplish-red discoloration.


M

MORTIS

DEATH (FROM LATIN)


R

Rigor Mortis

Stiffness of Death


S

smother

to kill someone by his face so that they cannot breathe


Y

Y-incision

Y-incision

Y-incision of Y-cut in the form of letter Y: it begins at each shoulder and extends to pubic bone



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