genetic fingerprinting


noun


Nearby words

  1. genetic drift,
  2. genetic engineering,
  3. genetic fallacy,
  4. genetic female,
  5. genetic fingerprint,
  6. genetic fitness,
  7. genetic immunity,
  8. genetic lethal,
  9. genetic load,
  10. genetic male

Origin of genetic fingerprinting

First recorded in 1985–90

Related formsgenetic fingerprint, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for genetic fingerprint

genetic fingerprint

noun

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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