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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012