tented arch

tented arch

[′ten·təd ′ärch]
(forensic science)
A fingerprint pattern which possesses either an angle, an upthrust, or two of the three basic characteristics of a loop.
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In tented arch epidermal ridges overtop a triradius (Fig.
Tented arch consists of one upthrusting ridge, which tends to bisect superior ridges at right angles.