dactylography


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dactylography

(ˌdæktɪˈlɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Law) chiefly US the scientific study of fingerprints for purposes of identification
ˌdactyˈlographer n
dactylographic adj

dactylography

the study of fingerprints. — dactylographer, n. — dactylogram, n. — dactylographic, adj.
See also: Fingers and Toes

dactylography

The study of human fingerprints, especially as a means of identification.
Translations

dactylography

n. dactilografía, estudio de las huellas digitales.
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Thus we need to establish separate units of forensic DNA lab like ballistic lab, handwriting and dactylography, serology, toxicology, audiovisual cyber lab and forensic pathology units.
The use of conventional methods such as dactylography (study of finger prints) & cheiloscopy (study of lip prints) is paramount importance, since personal identification by other means such as DNA analysis is sophisticated and not available in rural and developing countries.
Yet science comes to his aid, particularly through photography, which he still rather believes robbed him of his wife, and dactylography, the new science of fingerprinting.