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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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Palmar digital dermatoglyphics in congenital deaf cases.
Finger and palmar dermatoglyphics in [beta]-thalassemia patients.
Our aim was to find out a definite correlation between dermatoglyphics in pulmonary tuberculosis.
Studies on palm and sole dermatoglyphics in patients with cleft of upper lip, alveolar process and palate, Czas stomatol.
Mehta and Mehta (2011) conducted a study on 200 MBBS students on palmar dermatoglyphics in ABO, Rh blood groups.
Boroffice RA (1978 Aug): 'Digital dermatoglyphic patterns in a sample of the Nigerian population.
Since many genes take part in the formation of dermatoglyphic characters, it is possible that genes which predispose to familial disease may, by pleiotropic, also influence the ridge pattern so that particular constellation of dermatoglyphic features may be characteristic of a particular disease.
If an individual with special patterns of dermatoglyphics is susceptible to MI, he/she can be screened for prevention by controlling other risk factors in early detection programme.
Dermatoglyphics and schizophrenia: analysis of quantitative traits.
The descriptive results (average and standard deviation) of dermatoglyphic indexes (A, L,W, D10, and SQTL) are shown in Table 1.
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.