The core point is the
|“||"center(s)" of a fingerprint. In a whorl pattern, the core point is found in the middle of the spiral/circles. In a loop pattern, the core point is found in the top region of the innermost loop. More technically, a core point is defined as the topmost point on the innermost upwardly curving friction ridgeline. A fingerprint may have multiple cores or no cores.||”|
- ↑ Biometrics Identity Management Agency, Biometrics Glossary, at 18 (Ver. 5) (Oct. 2010) (full-text).