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  • noun Plural form of fingerpad.


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  • Telling people that it's the work on the words, it's the willingness to revise until your fingerpads are bleeding?

    msagara: Good Enough is Never Enough. Maybe...

  • Elizabeth's blue eyes caused mine to bat, my lids shutting as my flat palms slid beneath her sacral curve, my fingerpads hooking to the sinking stripes and slowly drowning them.

    Pectoralis Minor

  • That is why we get blisters on the smooth parts of our hands and feet and not the ridged areas: our fingerpads, palms and soles.

    Why Do We Have Fingerprints? | Impact Lab

  • But crucially, further measurements revealed that the area of skin in contact with the acrylic glass was always 33% less than if the fingerpads were completely smooth.

    Fingerprint Grip Disproved By Science | Impact Lab

  • She ran her fingerpads over its dark, pebbled cover.


  • Mrs. DiNunzio caught the charm and showed it between gnarled fingers, fingerpads still glistening with olive oil.

    Courting Trouble

  • Other researchers have suggested that the ridges could increase our fingerpads 'touch sensitivity.

    Primates in the News

  • Warman, P.H. and Ennos, A.R. Fingerprints are unlikely to increase the friction of primate fingerpads.

    Primates in the News

  • To check that skin behaves more like rubber than a normal solid, the duo varied the area of each fingerpad that came into contact with the surface by dragging narrow and wide strips of Perspex® along Warman's fingerpads.

    Primates in the News

  • The area of skin in contact with the Perspex® was always 33% less than if the fingerpads were smooth resulting in the maximum contact area.

    Scientific Blogging


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