Definition of Dermatoglyphics

1. Noun. The study of the whorls and loops and arches in the fingertips and on the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet. "Some criminologists specialize in dermatoglyphics"

Generic synonyms: Bioscience, Life Science



Definition of Dermatoglyphics

1. Noun. the patterns of loops, arches and whorls on the skin of the fingers and feet. ¹

2. Noun. the study of such patterns ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dermatoglyphics

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Medical Definition of Dermatoglyphics

1. The study of the patterns of ridges of the skin of the fingers, palms, toes, and soles. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dermatoglyphics

dermatoautoplasty
dermatobiasis
dermatocellulitis
dermatochalasis
dermatoconiosis
dermatocyst
dermatodynia
dermatofibroma
dermatofibrosarcoma
dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
dermatofibrosis lenticularis disseminata
dermatogen
dermatogenic torticollis
dermatogens
dermatoglyphic
dermatoglyphics (current term)
dermatograph
dermatographism
dermatography
dermatoheteroplasty
dermatohomoplasty
dermatoid
dermatologic
dermatologic agents
dermatological
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dermatologies
dermatologist
dermatologists
dermatology

Literary usage of Dermatoglyphics

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1. Struggling for Ethnic Identity: The Gypsies of Hungary by Gyorgy Feher, Holly Cartner, Lois Whitman (1993)
"... to find out whether or not Gypsies' genetic propensity for criminality could be detected from their dermatoglyphics.67 Although this patently racist ..."

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