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dermatoglyphics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction der·ma·to·glyph·ics \ˌdər-mə-tə-ˈgli-fiks\

Definition of DERMATOGLYPHICS

1
:  skin patterns; especially :  patterns of the specialized skin of the inferior surfaces of the hands and feet
2
:  the science of the study of skin patterns
der·ma·to·glyph·ic \-fik\ adjective

Origin of DERMATOGLYPHICS

dermat- + Greek glyphein to carve + English -ics — more at cleave
First Known Use: 1926

dermatoglyphics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction der·ma·to·glyph·ics \ˌdər-mət-ə-ˈglif-iks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DERMATOGLYPHICS

1
:  skin patterns; especially :  patterns of the specialized skin of the inferior surfaces of the hands and feet
2
:  the science of the study of skin patterns
der·ma·to·glyph·ic \-ik\ adjective

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