Use of human palatal rugae as a method of identification. Prints are taken from anterior part of Palate.
- The palatal rugae like fingerprints do not change during the life of the individual, are protected from trauma and high temperatures for its internal position in the oral cavity.
- Once formed, they only change in its length, due to normal growth, staying in the same position throughout the life of a person.
- If palatal rugae are destroyed, they are reproduced exactly on the same site that had them previously.
- So the palatal rugae can be used as a reliable guide to the forensic identification.
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