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Fingerprint

An imprint made by ridge patterns on the tip of a finger

Dactyloscopy

The study of fingerprints

Anthropometry

The study of human body measurements

Epidermis

Upper layer of skin

Dermis

Lower layer of skin

Papillary Boundary

Boundary that exists between the dermis & epidermis and is responsible for the ridge patterns that you see on the epidermis

Plastic Print

A 3D print; left in things like wax, caulking, or softened metals

Visible Print

A fingerprint you can see with your naked eye unaided; could be made in things like blood, dirt or ink

Latent Print

Made by the deposition of perspiration or body oils; invisible to the naked eye.

IAFIS

Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System

Ridge Characteristics

Another term for minutiae; describes the patterns that ridges make upon contact with a surface.

Minutiae

Another term for ridge characteristics; describes the patterns that ridges make upon contact with a surface.

Loop

Whorl

Arch

lake or enclosure or eye

bifurcation or fork

trifurcation

Spur or hook

Bridge

delta

dot

Island or short ridge

scar