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Biometric Identification MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Biometric Identification
Tree Number(s)
E05.318.740.225.500
N04.452.910.099
Unique ID
D056667
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D056667
Scope Note
A method of differentiating individuals based on the analysis of qualitative or quantitative biological traits or patterns. Biometric identification, which has applications in forensics and identity theft prevention, includes DNA profiles or DNA FINGERPRINTS; FINGERPRINTS; AUTOMATED FACIAL RECOGNITION; IRIS scan; RETINA scan; hand geometry; vascular patterns; automated VOICE pattern recognition; ultrasound of fingers; and X-RAYS.
Entry Term(s)
Automated Identity Recognition
Biometric Authentication
Previous Indexing
Biometry (2003-2006)
Security Measures (2007-2009)
See Also
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Medicine
Speech Recognition Software
Public MeSH Note
2010
History Note
2010
Date Established
2010/01/01
Date of Entry
2009/07/06
Revision Date
2020/06/23
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