chop wound

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chop wound

chop wound

FORENSICS

A wound caused by a heavy weapon or instrument with at least one sharp cutting edge–e.g., axe, machete, panga. The wound often has abraded margins
which may be scraped off, and thus confused with a laceration.

Chop wounds directly over bone may have a groove or cut mark on the underlying bone–e.g., skull. 

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