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The study of fingerprints on hands and feet.

At 15 letters long, it's also the longest word in English that doesn't repeat a letter (along with 'uncopyrightable')
A forensic scientist may study and use dermatoglyphics to find who the culprit is.
by Codell February 03, 2009
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the study of fingerprints. commonly used by police forces around the world to catch criminals, or to identify criminals who have a record. sometimes used by forensic scientists.
"i can't join the police force unless i study dermatoglyphics at university first."
by daniel_evans May 14, 2008
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