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i·den·ti·fi·er

(ī-den'ti-fī-ĕr)
A person or thing that establishes or marks the identity or specific nature of anything.
[L. Lat. identitas, identity, fr. L. idem, the same]

identifier

(ī-dĕn'tĭ-fī″ĕr)
A unique fact, finding, number, symbol, or word that specifies a person, place, or thing, esp. in a hospital.