epidermal ridges


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dermal ridges

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surface ridges of the epidermis of the palms and soles, where the sweat pores open.

ep·i·der·mal ridg·es

(ep'i-dĕr'măl rij'ĕz)
Ridges of the epidermis of the palms and soles, where the sweat pores open.
Synonym(s): skin ridges.
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Embryologic development of epidermal ridges and their configurations.
Background: Dermatoglyphics is the scientific term used for study of epidermal ridges and their configuration on the palmer region of hand and planter region of foot and toes.
13 Anatomically nail bed has longitudinal ridges and small hemorrhages from dermis can only pool longitudinally between various epidermal ridges.
A study in the January 30 issue of Science helps crack the case of fingerprints' real job: Epidermal ridges, fingerprints' professional name, likely serve as filters to help in the efficient detection of fine textures.
In this selected area of the prints, epidermal ridges of both males and females were counted carefully within a square of 5mm x 5mm drawn on a transparent film fixed to the lens (8).
Dermatoglyphics is the scientific study of epidermal ridges and their configuration on palmar and plantar region.
The term dermatoglyphics is the scientific study of epidermal ridges and their patterns on palms, soles, fingers and toes.
Epidermis of palms and soles has a characteristic pattern of epidermal ridges appeared during intrauterine life.
Fingerprints are the friction ridge impressions of pattern formed by papillary or epidermal ridges of terminal part of the finger.
The aim of this study is to determine whether such differences exist in a sample of the Indian population by counting epidermal ridges within three well-defined fingerprint areas.
Palmar and plantar epidermal ridge configurations (dermatoglyphics) in European Americans.