an imprint made by ridge patterns on the tip of a finger; also used to describe the characteristic pattern of DNA fragments
fingerprint pattern with one or more ridges entering from one side, curving, then going out the same side entered
triangular area found in all loop and whorl patterns
area found near the center of all loop and whorl patterns
fingerprint pattern with at least two deltas and a core
least common and simplest fingerprint pattern. Arches have no delta or core. All ridges enter one side and exit the other.
in descriptions of fingerprints, ridge characteristics
three-dimensional print made as indentations in soft material such as fresh paint,putty, or wax; also called indented or molded prints
fingerprint made by a finger that has touched blood, paint, ink, or the like
fingerprint made by the deposit of perspiration or body oils; invisible to the naked eye until developed
a biochemical reagent used to detect free amino and carboxyl groups in proteins and peptides; the resulting color is called Ruhemann's purple
the study of fingerprints. The work is derived from the Greek daktulos, meaning finger
the study of human body measurements. The word is derived from the Greek anthropos, meaning man.
the ability of evidence to prove something that is material to a crime. Fingerprints are said to have high probative value because they can be individualized to one person.
the absorption of light at one wavelength (often in the ultraviolet range) and its reemission at a longer wavelength (often in the visible part of the spectrum)
a common minutiae, shaped like a two-pronged fork