TITLE

fingerprint

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p802
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "fingerprint" is presented. Fingerprint refers to a smudge made when oils from the distal portions of the finger come into contact with an object. Fingerprints are used in forensics for personal identification. An illustration for the term "fingerprints" is presented. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21228409

Tags: FINGERPRINTS;  IDENTIFICATION;  DEFINITIONS;  MEDICAL terminology;  ENCYCLOPEDIAS & dictionaries

 

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