dactyloscopy

[ dak-tuh-los-kuh-pee ]
/ ˌdæk təˈlɒs kə pi /

noun

a method of studying fingerprints to establish identification.

Origin of dactyloscopy

First recorded in 1905–10; dactylo- + -scopy
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