Bertillon system

noun
Ber·​til·​lon system | \ˈbər-tə-ˌlän-, ˈber-tē-ˌyōⁿ- \

Definition of Bertillon system 

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

First Known Use of Bertillon system

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bertillon system

Alphonse Bertillon †1914 French criminologist

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