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forensics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction fo·ren·sics \ fə-ˈren(t)-sikz, -ˈren-zikz \

medical Definition of forensics

:the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems; especially :scientific analysis of physical evidence (such as evidence from a crime scene)
  • In forensics, DNA is extracted from fluids or tissue found at a crime scene, often sperm or seminal fluid from the bodies or clothing of rape victims, or blood found at the scene of violent crime.
  • —Christopher Joyce and Eric StoverWitnesses from the Grave1991

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