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- n. the patterns of loops, arches and whorls on the skin of the fingers and feet.
- n. the study of such patterns
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- n. the study of the whorls and loops and arches in the fingertips and on the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet
Perform physical exam on the patient with particular attention to dysmorphology, growth parameters and specialized measurements, and dermatoglyphics
Fetuses don't develop dermatoglyphics (the skin ridge patterns in our palms, fingers and soles) until three months 'gestation.
Through decades of researching, scientists find that our fingerprints show our brain development, and this is called the science of dermatoglyphics.
The study of these ridges is called dermatoglyphics.
"What makes dermatoglyphics important as markers for disease and traits is the fact that they develop at specific times in the foetus.