Palm Print Identification

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Palm Print Identification

 

the study of the structure of cutaneous designs of the palmar surface of the hand for identification purposes. In criminalistics it is used along with dactyloscopy (fingerprinting) in the identification of individuals. Four groups of relief formations are differentiated on the palm: papillary lines, flexion folds of skin, wrinkles, and pores. In identifying a palm print, the configuration, dimensions, and designs on the plam are examined.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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