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genetic fingerprint

genetic fingerprint

n
(Genetics) 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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Noun1.genetic fingerprint - biometric identification obtained by examining a person's unique sequence of DNA base pairs; often used for evidence in criminal law cases
biometric authentication, biometric identification, identity verification - the automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics; "negative identification can only be accomplished through biometric identification"; "if a pin or password is lost or forgotten it can be changed and reissued but a biometric identification cannot"