dermatoglyphics

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dermatoglyphics

(ˌdɜːmətəʊˈɡlɪfɪks)
pl n
1. (Anatomy) the lines forming a skin pattern, esp on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet
2. (Anatomy) (functioning as singular) the study of such skin patterns
[C20: from dermato- + Greek gluphē a carving; see glyph]

der•mat•o•glyph•ics

(dərˌmæt əˈglɪf ɪks, ˌdɜr mə tə-)

n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) the ridged patterns on the fingers, palms of the hands, toes, and soles of the feet.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the study of these patterns.
[1925–30; dermato- + Greek glýph(ein) to carve + -ics]
der•mat`o•glyph′ic, adj.

dermatoglyphics

1. the patterns of ridges of skin on the fingers and palm and the bottoms of the feet.
2. the study dealing with these patterns. — dermatoglyphic, adj.
See also: Skin
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dermatoglyphics - 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"
bioscience, life science - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
References in periodicals archive ?
Ridge count was verified by counting the number of lines between the center point and the triradius of each finger.
Fingertip patterns are arches, loops whorls and accidentals and dermatoglyphic landmarks include triradius and core.
Other notable findings of the study include an increase in the ATD angle value, a-b count in boys, presence of additional triradii, abnormal endings of the main palm lines along with a reduced C line, and absence of C triradius in patients with constitutional exogenous adiposity.
The core is the topmost point of the innermost curving ridge and the triradius is defined as the meeting place of three dermal lines that make angles of approximately 120[degrees] with one another, as shown in Figure 2.