ulnar loop

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ulnar loop (plural ulnar loops)

  1. A fingerprint or palmprint pattern that consists of a loop which opens toward the ulna side of the hand (toward the pinkie).
    • 2012, Abraham Fisher, ‎Israel Hanin, ‎& Chaim Lachman, Alzheimer’s Disease: Problems, Prospects, and Perspectives, →ISBN, page 19:
      This increase in ulnar loop frequency in AD is commensurate with the median percentage frequency of ulnar loops in DS patients (78.3) versus controls (56.8) reported in other studies.
    • 2012, Richard Webster, Palm Reading for Beginners: Find Your Future in the Palm of Your Hand, →ISBN:
      The ulnar loop is often known as the "loop of nature" since people with it have an intuitive response to the workings of nature.
    • 2013, Joe Nickell & ‎John F. Fischer, Crime Science: Methods of Forensic Detection, →ISBN, page 120:
      The two types of loops, radial loop and ulnar loop, are based on the direction of flow of the ridges relative to the two long bones of the forearm: the radius (on the thumb side) and the ulna (on the little finger side).