dactyloscopy


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dactyloscopy

(ˌdæktɪˈlɒskəpɪ)
n
(Law) the analysis of fingerprints for the purpose of identification
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dactyloscopy

the comparison of fingerprints for identification. — dactyloscopist, n. — dactyloscopie, adj.
See also: Fingers and Toes
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datiloscopia
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The resolution also noted that fingerprint comparison and dactyloscopy report showed that Luib's prints matched that of the prints lifted from a recovered motorcycle along with a helmet and other items in it.
Dipad said that also based from Dactyloscopy Report as to the result of the post mortem fingerprint of Joey Llana from the recovered blue sling bag and 1 piece of green disposable lighter gave negative result for the presence of latent prints which were examined by SPO2 Rogelio Isidoro Laneza, Jr, a fingerprint examiner.
One police chief would order him to shut down his dactyloscopy system and replace it with the Bertillon system (anything coming from Paris, which included Bertillon's measurement system, was greeted with open arms by many Argentinians), while the next chief would reverse the order.