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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
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The use of dermatoglyphics, as presented in this paper, represents a unique and inexpensive approach of identification of such individuals.
(43) developed a study with the purpose to associate dermatoglyphics with the molecular marker ACTN3 and sports phenotypes.
Padmaja, "Finger and palmar dermatoglyphic study among the bondos of Orissa," The Anthropologist, vol.
Tables 1 and 2 present the frequencies of the dermatoglyphic patterns in the 2 groups.
Based on the current finding, this study could serve as a preliminary report which needs to be followed up with a broader study that explores more this relationship beyond thumbprints and also includes several other dermatoglyphic variables such as ridge counts, thickness, and minutiae among others.
Conclusion: Dermatoglyphic patterns can be used as a marker to detect the obesity.
The latest research about lines on the hand - dermatoglyphics is the word for it - is from Barcelona and scientists claim they can be a marker for intelligence.
While some prefer to measure human FA in tooth size (Fraser, 1994), many prefer dermatoglyphics, namely the skin patterns found on the palms of the hands.