forensic anthropology vocab

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  1. deciduous teeth
    baby teeth
  2. gracile
    • gracefully slender
    • slender; thin
  3. diaphysis
    shaft of a long bone
  4. anthropologist
    A SCIENTIST WHO SPECIALIZES IN ANTHROPOPLOGY (STUDY OF ORGANS AND PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVOR OF HUMAN BEINGS)
  5. truama
    a emotional shock that causes serious and lasting damage to the physochological functioning of an individual
  6. odontologist
    the scientist dealing with the study of the teeth and surrounding tissues and with the prevention and cure of their diseases
  7. ballistics
    the scientific study of the characteristics of projectiles and the way they move in flight (study of ammunition (bullets))
  8. adipocere
    a waxy substance produced by the deep composition of dead animals/ bodies in moist burial places of underwater
  9. resin
    any of several clear yellow or brownish substances that oozes from trees and plants

    ex (u use sap from trees to make syrup)
  10. cranium
    the part of the skull that encloses the brain
  11. exhume
    • to dig ( something buried) out of the earth
    • to resume or restore after neglect
  12. residue
    SOMETHING THAT REMAINS AFTER A PART S REMOVED, DISPOSED OF, OR USED; REMAINDER
  13. autopsy
    an anaylisis of something after it has beem done or made
  14. dentition
    the makeup of a set of teeth including their kind, number, and arrangement
  15. stature
    THE HEIGHT OF A HUMAN OR ANIMAL BODY
  16. forensic anhropology
    to determine sex, age, race on precentage of skeletal or biologucal materials in questions of civil or criminal law
  17. forensic pathology
    determinig cause of death due to disease
  18. osteology
    branch of atonomy dealing with the skeltons
  19. disarticulated
    to make or become disjionted as the bones of a body or stems of a plant
  20. suture
    joining of lips or edges of a wound or the like by stitching or some similar process
  21. dna
    the main compnet of chromosons
  22. decedent
    a dead person
  23. arrayed
    to place in order
  24. ossifcation
    to harden
  25. robust
    strong
  26. dechipher
    to make meaning of something not easily understood

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