A fingerprent in its narrae sense is an impression left bi the friction ridges o a human finger. The recovery o fingerprints frae a crime scene is an important method o forensic science. Fingerprints are easily depositit on suitable surfaces (such as gless or metal or polished stane) bi the naitural secretions o sweat frae the eccrine glands that are present in epidermal ridges. Thir are whiles referred tae as "Chanced Impressions".
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- "Peer Reviewed Glossary of the Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-14.