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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.

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

the surface features of skin, including wrinkles, folds, ridges and furrows.
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As the study of dermatoglyphic pattern is non-invasive and incurs very little expense, this method can be used as a diagnostic tool for mental retardation among the low achievers in schools.
To test various hypothesis whether the dermatoglyphic patterns in the deaf children were different from those of control groups, the equality of measure was tested statistically by using a small sample test 'Student-t' test, for unpaired unequal independent samples.
The data on dermatoglyphics patterns of both palms and fingers were collected by traditional ink and paper method.
Forest reported that dermatoglyphics form a part of structural constitution.
Palmar and digital dermatoglyphic patterns in Malawian subjects'.
hypertension, cataract, asthma, cancer, congenital anomalies and as far as possible any other diseases which may influence dermatoglyphic changes.
9) Since dermatoglyphic ridges formed in this critical period may take an abnormal pattern, they could assist in identifying the cause of some diseases.
A collation of marker gene and dermatoglyphic variability at different levels of population differentiation.
Thus, the purpose of this study was to analyze the dermatoglyphic profile (i.