dactylography

[dak-tuh-log-ruh-fee]
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noun

the study of fingerprints for purposes of identification.

Nearby words

  1. dactyl,
  2. dactylic,
  3. dactylitis,
  4. dactylo-,
  5. dactylogram,
  6. dactylology,
  7. dactylomegaly,
  8. dactyloscopy,
  9. dactylus,
  10. dad

Origin of dactylography

First recorded in 1880–85; dactylo- + -graphy

Related formsdac·ty·log·ra·pher, noundac·ty·lo·graph·ic [dak-tuh-luh-graf-ik] /ˌdæk tə ləˈgræf ɪk/, adjective

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Examples from the Web for dactylographer

  • 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

noun

mainly US the scientific study of fingerprints for purposes of identification
Derived Formsdactylographer, noundactylographic (dækˌtɪləˈɡræfɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for dactylographer

dactylography

[dăk′tə-lŏgrə-fē]

n.

The study of fingerprints as a method of identification.

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