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Forensics A projectile which, when issued from a firearm, causes damage to person or property that correlates with its mass and velocity
bulletForensic medicine A charge which, when issued from a firearm, causes damage to person or property that correlates with its mass and velocity. See Ballistics, Black talon bullet, Dum-dum bullet, Hollow tip, Magic bullet, Retained bullet.
1. projectile for a humane killer that uses a conventional or free bullet.
2. a metallic, bullet-shaped mass given orally so as to lodge in the reticulum and discharge its critical component over a long period. Bullets containing cobalt selenium or magnesium are in use. Called also reticular retention bullets.
magnesium reticular bullet
heavy pellets delivering about 1 g magnesium daily administered orally to cattle as a prevention against hypomagnesemia; the 'bullets' lodge in the reticulum and are retained there until they dissolve completely.