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core point

Fingerprint Diagram

)Also called core. In biometrics and fingerprint scanning, core point refers to the center area of a fingerprint. A fingerprint may have multiple cores or no cores. The core point may be one of several types of patterns including the following:

  • Whorl pattern: the core point is found in the middle of the spiral.
  • Loop pattern: the core point is in the top region of the innermost loop.

See "How Fingerprint Scanners Work" in the ""Did You Know..." section of Webopedia.
See also "How Biometrics Security Works" in the "Did You Know..." section of Webopedia.

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