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Cheiloscopy - An approach for personal identification and sex determination

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Author Details : Medha Sansanwal*, Shaifaly Chowdhary, Sumit Bhateja, Geetika Arora

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 77-79

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In any crime investigation recognising the person is a very essential role. The lip print of each individual is exclusive and may be utilised in identification of human beings and sex of the individual. Thus, lip prints are often used to substantiate the presence or absence of a person at the scene of crime. Cheiloscopy, the method that deals with identification of human beings based on lip prints, is a forthcoming tool for the identification of persons. It is a forensic investigation method that deals with identification of humans, formed on lips traces. The wrinkles and grooves on labial mucosa referred to as sulci labiorum form a characteristic figure referred to as 'lip prints'. This article provides an overview on Cheiloscopy in Forensic Odontology.

Keywords: Cheiloscopy, Lip prints, Forensic Odontology.

How to cite : Sansanwal M, Chowdhary S, Bhateja S , Arora G, Cheiloscopy - An approach for personal identification and sex determination. Int J Aesthet Health Rejuvenation 2019;2(4):77-79

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