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Bertillon, Alphonse Line breaks: Al|phonse Ber|til¦lon
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛːtiːjɒ̃/

Definition of Bertillon, Alphonse in English:

( 1853–1914), French criminologist. He devised a system of body measurements for the identification of criminals, which was widely used until superseded by fingerprinting at the beginning of the 20th century.

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