dermatoglyphics[dʉr′mə tō glif′iks]
dermatoglyphics definition by Webster's New World
the patterns of skin ridges on the lower surface of the hand or foot
the study of these, as in medical diagnosis
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- dermatoglyphic adjective
dermatoglyphics - Medical Definition
- The patterns of lines and ridges on the skin of the fingertips, palms, and soles, used to establish the identity of individuals or as an indicator of chromosomal abnormalities.
- The study of such patterns.