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dactylography

[dak-tuh-log-ruh-fee] /ˌdæk təˈlɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the study of fingerprints for purposes of identification.
Origin of dactylography
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; dactylo- + -graphy
Related forms
dactylographer, noun
dactylographic
[dak-tuh-luh-graf-ik] /ˌdæk tə ləˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • In this country the feet do not afford a favourable field of study to the dactylographer.

    Dactylography Henry Faulds
British Dictionary definitions for dactylographer

dactylography

/ˌdæktɪˈlɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
(mainly US) the scientific study of fingerprints for purposes of identification
Derived Forms
dactylographer, noun
dactylographic (dækˌtɪləˈɡræfɪk) adjective
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dactylographer in Medicine

dactylography dac·ty·log·ra·phy (dāk'tə-lŏg'rə-fē)
n.
The study of fingerprints as a method of identification.

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