Definition of Bertillon, Alphonse in English:

Bertillon, Alphonse

proper noun

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a system of body measurements (the Bertillon system) for the identification of criminals, which was widely used until superseded by the technique of fingerprinting at the beginning of the 20th century.

Pronunciation:

Bertillon, Alphonse

/ˌbertēˈyôN//ˈbərtlˌän/