A fingerprent in its narrae sense is an impression left bi the friction rigs o a human finger.[1] The rekivery o fingerprents frae a crime scene is an important method o forensic science. Fingerprents are easily depositit on suitable surfaces (sic as gless or metal or polished stane) bi the naitural secretions o sweit frae the eccrine glands that are present in epidermal rigs. Thir are whiles referred tae as "Chanced Impressions".


  1. "Peer Reviewed Glossary of the Scientific Working Group on Friction Ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-14.