genetic fingerprinting


noun

Origin of genetic fingerprinting

First recorded in 1985–90

Related forms

genetic 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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