defense wound

A wound sustained when a victim places a hand (often the palms), arm (lateral forearms) or other body part in harm’s way to prevent or minimise the impact of a blow or slashing by a sharp weapon

defense wound

Forensic pathology A wound sustained when a victim places a hand, arm or other body part to prevent or minimize a blow or slashing by a sharp weapon
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Whitney's body shows classic defense wounds that would have occurred while she was battling for her life," he told the Enquirer.
Legitimate postmortem injuries can occur to a body, especially around the head, face, knees, tops of the feet, and backs of the hands, although investigators should take care not to confuse these with defense wounds.

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