Buttressing effect | definition of buttressing effect by Medical dictionary
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.
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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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