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- noun The identification of criminals by the Bertillon system. See
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- noun Originally, a system for the identification of criminals making use of
anthropometricmeasurements — including head size, arm span, scars, distinguishing features and the like. The usage has been extended to encompass a means of identification of racing greyhounds.
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French; from the name of the inventor, Alphonse Bertillon
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