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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]
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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.
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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
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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
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Labelled as T formation with triradius in the center of the drawing classified as half of ulnar and half of radial loop.
Ridge count was verified by counting the number of lines between the center point and the triradius of each finger.
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.
The ridges usually radiate in three different directions from the point of triradius. There are four digital triradii in the distal portion on the palm.
Tented Loop--Formation with triradius in the centre of the drawing, which is classified as half of ulnar and half of radial loop [topologically) and in the literature is denoted by T.
Fingertip patterns are arches, loops whorls and accidentals and dermatoglyphic landmarks include triradius and core.
Positions of the digital triradii on both sides were noted and labelled as a, b, c and d starting from the triradius located at the base of digit II and moving towards the triradius associated with the digit V.
A triradius is the meeting point of three systems of parallel ridges.