an assessment of possible paternity based on a comparison of the genetic markers of the offspring and those of the putative father.
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Origin of paternity test
First recorded in 1925–30
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Medicine definitions for paternity test
A test using blood group identification of a mother, child, and putative father to establish the probability of paternity.
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