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Physical Biometric

Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:51 am

A biometric that is based on a physical trait of an individual. Examples of physical biometrics include fingerprints, hand geometry, retinal scans, and DNA. Contrast with behavioral biometric.

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