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dermatoglyphics

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

Definition of dermatoglyphics

  1. 1 :  skin patterns; especially :  patterns of the specialized skin of the inferior surfaces of the hands and feet

  2. 2 :  the science of the study of skin patterns

der·ma·to·glyph·ic play \-fik\ adjective


Origin of dermatoglyphics

dermat- + Greek glyphein to carve + English -ics — more at cleave


First Known Use: 1926


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dermatoglyphics

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

Medical Definition of dermatoglyphics

  1. 1:  skin patterns; especially :  patterns of the specialized skin of the inferior surfaces of the hands and feet

  2. 2:  the science of the study of skin patterns

  3. der·ma·to·glyph·ic \-ik\play adjective




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