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Meaning of Vulnus Sclopet

Vulnus sclopetarium is a wound inflicted by a gunshot. Other similar spellings found included: vulnus sclopeticum (defined as multiple flesh wounds), vuluus sclopet, vul sclopeticum, viel sclopet, and vulius sclopet.

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  1. pechu

    pechu (23 Mar 2013)

    Thanks for this definition. A 16 year old soldier in our family died of "inflamation of the brain from vulnus sclopeticum". A wounded young man captured in Virginia in May 1864 and died at Andersonville Aug. 1864.

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