from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of fingerprints as a method of identification.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the science of using fingerprints to uniquely identify someone


dactylo- + -graphy (Wiktionary)


  • He let it fall open in his hands and a discourse on dactylography faced him.

    Overture to Death

  • Bailey has tried all the stock dodges of dactylography.”

    Death in Ecstasy


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