Human finger print Science Image
Human finger printRef: 80017246
Description:Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a human fingerprint showing details of skin ridges in the outer cornified (keratinised) epidermis. These minute ridges form a distinct pattern, with each fingerprint pattern unique to an individual. The patterns are classified into four main types: loops, whorls, arches, and combinations of these three. Magnification x117 at 10cm wide.