dermatoglyphics


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dermatoglyphics

 [der″mah-to-glif´iks]
the study of the patterns of ridges of the skin of the fingers, palms, toes, and soles; of interest in anthropology and law enforcement as a means of establishing identity and in medicine, both clinically and as a genetic indicator, particularly of chromosomal abnormalities such as trisomy 21 syndrome.

der·ma·to·glyph·ics

(der'mă-tō-glif'iks),
1. The configurations of the characteristic ridge patterns of the volar surfaces of the skin; in the human hand, the distal segment of each digit has three types of configurations: whorl, loop, and arch.
See also: fingerprint.
2. The science or study of these configurations or patterns.
[dermato- + glyphē, carved work]

dermatoglyphics

/der·ma·to·glyph·ics/ (-glif´iks) the study of the patterns of ridges of the skin of the fingers, palms, toes, and soles; of interest in anthropology and law enforcement as a means of establishing identity and in medicine, both clinically and as a genetic indicator, particularly of chromosomal abnormalities.

dermatoglyphics

[dur′mətōglif′iks]
Etymology: Gk, derma + glyphe, a carving
the study of the skin ridge patterns on fingers, toes, palms of hands, and soles of feet. The patterns are used as a basis of identification and also have diagnostic value because of associations between certain patterns and chromosomal anomalies.

dermatoglyphics

Dermatology
1. The formal study of the patterns of skin ridges on the fingers and toes, palms, and soles, or.
2. The patterns of skin ridges on the fingers and toes, palms, and soles. See Simian crease, Triradius.

der·ma·to·glyph·ics

(dĕr'mă-tō-glif'iks)
1. The configurations of the characteristic ridge patterns of the volar surfaces of the skin; in the human hand, the distal segment of each digit has three types of configurations: whorl, loop, and arch.
See also: fingerprint
2. The science or study of these configurations or patterns.

dermatoglyphics

The study of the patterns of the skin ridges on the fingers, palms, toes and soles of the feet. Each individual has a unique pattern and this offers a reliable means of identification.

dermatoglyphics

finger and toe prints; pattern of lines and whorls in pulp skin unique to the individual

der·ma·to·glyph·ics

(dĕr'mă-tō-glif'iks)
Configurations of the characteristic ridge patterns of the volar surfaces of the skin; in the human hand, the distal segment of each digit has three types of configurations: whorl, loop, and arch.

dermatoglyphics

(dur´mətōglif´iks),
n the study of the skin ridge patterns on fingers, toes, palms of hands, and soles of feet. The patterns are used as a basis of identification (fingerprinting).

dermatoglyphics

the surface features of skin, including wrinkles, folds, ridges and furrows.
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The longest word in the English language with all different letters is DERMATOGLYPHICS (15 letters).