Definition of Bertillon, Alphonse in English:

Bertillon, Alphonse

proper noun

  • (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 He devised a system of body measurements for the identification of criminals, which was widely used until superseded by fingerprinting at the beginning of the 20th century.

Pronunciation

Bertillon, Alphonse

/ˈbɛːtiːjɒ̃//bɛʀtijɔ̃/