)Also called ridge bifurcation. In biometrics and fingerprint scanning, bifurcation refers to the point in a fingerprint where a ridge divides to form two ridges.
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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