Definition of poroscopy in English:

poroscopy

Pronunciation /pɒˈrɒskəpi/ /pɔːˈrɒskəpi/

noun

historical
  • A method of identifying a person from a fingerprint by matching the characteristic pattern of pores on a finger to the marks on the print.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From poro- + -scopy, after French poroscopie.