dactylography

[dak-tuh-log-ruh-fee]

noun

the study of fingerprints for purposes of identification.

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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British Dictionary definitions for dactylography

dactylography

noun

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

dactylography

[dăk′tə-lŏgrə-fē]

n.

The study of fingerprints as a method of identification.
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