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dactyloscopy

Pronunciation: dak'ti-los'ko-pe

Definition: An examination of the markings in prints made from the fingertips; employed as a method of personal identification.

See: Galton system of classification of fingerprints, under fingerprint

[dactylo- + G. skopeo, to examine]

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