genetic fingerprinting

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DNA fingerprinting


n.
the use of a DNA probe for the identification of an individual, as for the matching of genes from a forensic sample with those of a criminal suspect.
Also called genetic fingerprinting.
[1985–90]
DNA fingerprint,

n.
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Noun1.genetic fingerprinting - the procedure of analyzing the DNA in samples of a person's body tissue or body fluid for the purpose of identification
procedure, process - a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
Translations
genetikai ujjlenyomat

genetic fingerprinting

[dʒɪˈnɛtɪkˈfɪŋgəˌprɪntɪŋ] nrilevamento delle impronte genetiche
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