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genetic fingerprinting

Origin of genetic fingerprinting
1985-1990
First recorded in 1985-90
Related forms
genetic fingerprint, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for genetic fingerprint

genetic fingerprint

noun
1.
the pattern of DNA unique to each individual that can be analysed in a sample of blood, saliva, or tissue: used as a means of identification
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Contemporary definitions for genetic fingerprint
noun
noun

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

See DNA profiling

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