The dermatoglyphic (lit.'skin-carvings') patterns of the hand are the intimate and private symbol of the individual. Although this is true of all the skin-ridge patterns on the surface of the hand as a whole, it is especially true of the digital dermatoglyphs, the fingerprints. Everybody knows that we each possess a unique set of fingerprints, a knowledge which is put to much use by police forces around the world, and moreover, that these patterns do not change. Their use as a means of identification shows how significant they are as an indicator of identity; their uniqueness shows how significant they are as a measure of individuality. Indeed, scientific research has confirmed that these patterns not only have a genetic significance but that they also betray certain distinctive psychological characteristics.

Table of contents 
  1. Definition of Dermatoglyphics (fingerprints)
  2. Three principals of fingerprints 
  3. Three types of fingerprints 
  4. The psychological significance of digital Dermatoglyphics 
  5. Pattern types of fingerprints 
  6. Application of dermatoglyphics 
  7. Benefits of dermatoglyphics 
  8. Dermatoglyphics and genetic aberrations 
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ABISOYE, S. (2018). DERMATOHLYPHICS. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/dermatohlyphics

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ABISOYE, STEPHEN "DERMATOHLYPHICS" Afribary. Afribary, 25 Apr. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/dermatohlyphics. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.


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ABISOYE, STEPHEN . "DERMATOHLYPHICS" Afribary (2018). Accessed April 15, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/dermatohlyphics

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