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Retinal scan

retinal scan definition

A technology for the identification of individuals that depends on the uniqueness of the pattern of blood vessels in the retinas of people’s eyes.

Note: Retinal scans are one means of identification that developed rapidly following the September 11 attacks (2001).


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