Sexual Dimorphism by Morphometry of Lip Prints in Adult Population of Southern Rajasthan


  • Anjali Jain Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Pacific Institute of Medical Sciences, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Hina Sharma Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Geetanjali Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Aditya Pratap Singh Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, United Institute of Medical Sciences, Prayagraj, UP, India


Lip Prints, Gender Determination, Morphology.


Background: Cheiloscopy is the study of lip prints. This field has proven that lip prints are unique to individuals and can be used as a tool for identification. However, lip morphology as an identifier needs to be probed further. Aim: The present study was formulated with an opinion to understand whether lip sizes can be used as gender identifiers. Methodology: The study involved a pool of 30 subjects who were equal in gender distribution. The sample was subjected to collection of lip prints and resulting data was analyzed in consultation with institutional statistician. Observations: The results showed that lip sizes showed a definitive variance between males and females in a manner which was statistically significant. Conclusion: The study concluded that in a comparative role, lip prints can be used to identify males and females but a larger study is needed to confirm the hypothesis.




How to Cite

Anjali Jain, Hina Sharma, & Aditya Pratap Singh. (2021). Sexual Dimorphism by Morphometry of Lip Prints in Adult Population of Southern Rajasthan. International Journal of Health and Clinical Research, 4(24), 124–125. Retrieved from