dermatoglyphics

noun, plural in form 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

dermatoglyphic

play \-fik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of dermatoglyphics

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


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dermatoglyphics

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

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

dermatoglyphic

play \-ik\ adjective

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