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Galton delta

Pronunciation: gahl'ton

Definition: a more or less well-marked triangle, in a fingerprint, on either side where the straight ridges near the joint of the distal phalanx are succeeded by arches, loops, or whorls;

Synonym(s): triradius

See Also: Galton system of classification of fingerprints, under fingerprint

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