genetic fingerprinting

genetic fingerprinting


Origin:
1985–90

genetic fingerprint, noun
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Main Entry:  genetic fingerprinting
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the analysis of a small amount of genetic material from a blood or cellular sample, which is unique per individual as a fingerprint is, as an aid to identification; also called DNA profiling, genetic profiling
Usage:  science
Main Entry:  genetic fingerprinting
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See DNA profiling
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