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dermatoglyphics (duhr-mat-uh-GLIF-iks, duhr-muh-tuh-GLIF-iks) (pl) (noun) (a plural form used as a singular)
1. The configurations of the characteristic ridge patterns of the volar surfaces of the skin; in the hand, the distal segment of each digit has three types of configurations: whorl, loop, and arch.
2. The science or study of skin markings or patterns; especially, those of the fingers, hands, and feet; also, such skin markings themselves.
3. The science of skin patterns, especially fingerprints.