)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.
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