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dactyloscopy

[dak-tuh-los-kuh-pee] /ˌdæk təˈlɒs kə pi/
noun
1.
a method of studying fingerprints to establish identification.
Origin of dactyloscopy
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; dactylo- + -scopy
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