dactyloscopy

noun
dac·​ty·​los·​co·​py | \ -ˈläs-kə-pē How to pronounce dactyloscopy (audio) \
plural dactyloscopies

Medical Definition of dactyloscopy

: identification by comparison of fingerprints also : classification of fingerprints

Other Words from dactyloscopy

dactyloscopic \ ˌdak-​tə-​lə-​ˈskäp-​ik How to pronounce dactyloscopic (audio) \ adjective
dactyloscopist \ -​ˈläs-​kə-​pəst How to pronounce dactyloscopist (audio) \ noun

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“Dactyloscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dactyloscopy. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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