Pronunciation: (dur-mat"u-glif'iks, dûr"mu-tu-), [key]
1. (used with a pl. v.) the patterns of ridges on the inner surface of the hands and feet.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the science dealing with the study of these patterns.
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