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forensics ch. 3

TermDefinition
class evidence material that connects an individual or thing to a certain group
comparison microscope compound microscope that allows the side by side comparison of samples such as of hair or fibers
cortex the region of a hair located outside the medulla containing granules of pigment
cuticle the tough outer covering of a hair composed of overlapping scales
hair follicle the actively growing root or base of a hair containing DNA and living cells
individual evidence the kind of evidence that identifies a particular person or thing
keratin type of fibrous protein that makes up the majority of the cortex of the hair
medulla central core of a hair fiber
melanin granules bits of pigment found in the cortex of hair
neutron activation analysis a method of analysis that determines composition of elements in a sample
trace evidence small but measurable amounts of physical or biological material found at a crime scene
5 medulla patterns continuous, interrupted (intermittent), fragmented or segmented, solid, and none
Created by: mrsklann