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dermatoglyphics

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  • n. the patterns of loops, arches and whorls on the skin of the fingers and feet.
  • n. the study of such patterns

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  • n. 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

Etymologies

dermato- + -glyphics (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Perform physical exam on the patient with particular attention to dysmorphology, growth parameters and specialized measurements, and dermatoglyphics

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  • Fetuses don't develop dermatoglyphics (the skin ridge patterns in our palms, fingers and soles) until three months 'gestation.

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  • Through decades of researching, scientists find that our fingerprints show our brain development, and this is called the science of dermatoglyphics.

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  • The study of these ridges is called dermatoglyphics.

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  • "What makes dermatoglyphics important as markers for disease and traits is the fact that they develop at specific times in the foetus.

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