MadSci Network: Anatomy

Re: Do the wrinkles on your knuckles have a name?

Date: Sun Feb 21 21:19:46 1999
Posted By: Robert Houska, Faculty, Natural Sciences, Fullerton College
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 919447937.An

Dear Katie,

Unlike fingerprints, which are formed prenatally, the wrinkles on your 
knuckles are acquired.  Acquired lines on the hand include deep FLEXION 
CREASES on the palms and shallow FLEXION LINES that can be seen on the 

Robert Houska
Mad Scientist

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