Minutiae

In biometrics and fingerprint scanning, minutiae refers to specific plot points on a fingerprint. This includes characteristics such as ridge bifurcation or a ridge ending on a fingerprint.

Fingerprint Diagram

Image Source: MSU Biometrics (2004)

Recommended Reading: See Webopedia’s How Fingerprint Scanners Work and also learn How Biometrics Security Works.

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Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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