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Friday, September 26, 2014

Word of the day


dactyloscopy

PRONUNCIATION:
(dak-tuh-LOS-kuh-pee) 



MEANING:
noun The analysis of fingerprints for identification of individuals.



ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek dactylo- (finger or toe) + -scopy (observation). Earliest documented use: 1908.



USAGE:
"Doctor Oloriz, from Madrid, tried to introduce dactyloscopy into the police force, with prints from those arrested carefully classified."

Marc Pastor; Barcelona Shadows; Pushkin Press; 2014.

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