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paternity test

an assessment of possible paternity based on a comparison of the genetic markers of the offspring and those of the putative father.
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • During the hearing, the results of the paternity test were introduced into evidence.
  • If the court orders the tests, you will not be asked to take a paternity test on the day of your hearing.
paternity test in Medicine

paternity test n.
A test using blood group identification of a mother, child, and putative father to establish the probability of paternity.

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