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Bertillon system

Bertillon system

noun Ber·til·lon system \ˈbər-təl-ˌän-, ˈber-tē-ˌyōⁿ-\

Definition of BERTILLON SYSTEM

:  a system for identifying persons based on bodily measurements, photographs, and notation of data (as markings, color, and thumb line impressions)

Origin of BERTILLON SYSTEM

Alphonse Bertillon †1914 French criminologist
First Known Use: 1893

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