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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Civil defense wound up as a "therapy of choice," a way to inform people about danger but beat back panic.
PAO forensic expert Erwin Erfe said Arnaiz sustained five gunshot wounds-three in the center of the chest, one on the left side of the chest and another in the back of his right arm, 'which looked like a defense wound.
These were defense wounds, meaning she was [still conscious] when stabbed and she was fighting for her life,' Monsalve added.
Whitney's body shows classic defense wounds that would have occurred while she was battling for her life," he told the Enquirer.

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