buttressing effect

buttressing effect

A term of art used in forensics for a reduction in size of a projectile’s exit wound, caused by compression or “shoring” (buttressing) of the skin by clothing, seating materials or any other externally placed deformable object.

buttressing effect

Forensic pathology The ↓ in size of a projectile's exit wound caused by compression or 'shoring' of the skin by clothing, seating materials, or any other externally placed deformable object
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Recent reports have suggested that right-sided hernias are more common than initially thought although they are more often asymptomatic due to the buttressing effect of the liver (3,4).
The buttressing effect "forces the wind to move to the base and stretch it out.
The wedge's buttressing effect slows down the ice flow from the continent--an important role, to be sure.