Cummins, Harold School of Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Ridge patterns
- Volar pads
- Pattern variability
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All the features of the skin and its appendages that are arranged in designs, both in humans and other animals. Examples are scales, hairs, and feathers; coloration; and epidermal ridges of the fingers, palms, and feet. In its common usage, the term applies to the configurations of epidermal ridges, collectively named dermatoglyphics. Dermatoglyphics are characteristic of primates. See also: Epidermal ridges; Feather; Hair; Scale (zoology)
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