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.
Arches can be classified into plain arch and tented arch. Plain arch is made up of ridges lying one above the other.
Loops were the most predominant pattern (33.25%) followed by whorls (28.75%), Plain arches (20.5%), and the least were the tented arch (3.25%).
The researcher took fingerprint of a random population (14 people) and a large family population (14 people) and classified them as loops, whorls, double loops, accidentals, central pocket loops, arches and tented arches. The researcher compared the family total number of fingerprints to the random population.