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  • Smith & Logan's Ghost Hunt (3/8) Fingerprint identification (dactyloscopy) leads S&L to interview former members of Jakinov's cult.
  • The Scientific Miracles Of The Holy Quran 13 (Fingerprints) Islam Is The Only TRUTH A fingerprint is an impression of the friction ridges on all parts of the finger. A friction ridge is a raised portion of the epidermis on the palmar (palm) or digits (fingers and toes) or plantar (sole) skin, consisting of one or more connected ridge units of friction ridge skin. These are sometimes known as "epidermal ridges" which are caused by the underlying interface between the dermal papillae of the dermis and the interpapillary (rete) pegs of the epidermis. These epidermal ridges assist in gripping objects and may also serve to amplify vibrations triggered when fingertips brush across an uneven surface, better transmitting the signals to sensory nerves involved in fine texture perception.Fingerprints may be deposited in natural secretions from the eccrine glands present in friction ridge skin (secretions consisting primarily of water) or they may be made by ink or other contaminants transferred from the peaks of friction skin ridges to a relatively smooth surface such as a fingerprint card.The term fingerprint normally refers to impressions transferred from the pad on the last joint of fingers and thumbs, though fingerprint cards also typically record portions of lower joint areas of the fingers (which are also used to make identifications). Fingerprint identification (sometimes referred to as dactyloscopy[4]) or palm print identification is the process of comparing questioned and known friction skin ridge impressions (see Minutiae) from ...