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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Sexual dimorphism of Lip Prints in South Indian Population

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Author Details: Pushpa NB, Roshini Bajpe

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 392

Article End Page : 395


Aim: To study the sexual dimorphism of lip print patterns in south Indian population.
Materials and Method: Dark coloured lip colour, lens to magnify and white paper to take the lip prints. The study group consisted of 100 south Indian individuals from Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamilnadu aged between 17-60years where Males = females = 50. Individuals with any lip pathology were excluded from the study. On well cleaned lips of individuals, a dark coloured lip colour was applied and lip prints were taken on the pre labelled white paper. Based on Suzuki’s classification, Lip prints were categorised into 5 types.
Results: In the present study most common lip print pattern found among the individuals was Type II (45%) and type III was least commonly found. In the males Type II and in the females Type I lip print patterns were widely seen.
Conclusion: Lip prints were unique, differed from person to person. This study is an attempt to throw light on the most prevalent type lip print among south Indian people and see for its sexual dimorphism.

Lip print, Common, Predominant, Population