rape kit


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rape kit

n.
1. A set of materials, such as swabs and tools for collecting blood samples, used to gather forensic evidence from a victim of sexual assault.
2. The evidence obtained with such materials: analyze a rape kit.
3. The examination that results in obtaining such evidence: perform a rape kit.
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rape kit

Forensic medicine A collection of receptacles–cups, envelopes, plastic bags, tubes, disposable items–cotton swabs, napkins, pipettes and tools–sterile comb for pubic hairs, sheets–used to obtain evidentiary specimens from a rape victim. See Date rape, PERK kit, Rape, SARN, SART.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.