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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the study of the whorls and loops and arches in the fingertips and on the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet; "some criminologists specialize in dermatoglyphics"

Merriam Webster's

noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: dermat- + Greek glyphein to carve + English -ics more at cleave Date: 1926 1. skin patterns; especially patterns of the specialized skin of the inferior surfaces of the hands and feet 2. the science of the study of skin patterns dermatoglyphic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the science or study of skin markings or patterns, esp. of the fingers, hands, and feet. Derivatives: dermatoglyphic adj. dermatoglyphically adv. Etymology: as DERMATITIS + Gk gluphe carving: see GLYPH



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