paternity test

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paternity test

An analysis, usually of the DNA or blood type of a mother, child, and putative father, to estimate the probability that the man is the biological father of the child.

paternity testing n.

pater′nity test`

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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Noun1.paternity test - a test based on blood groups to determine whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child; negative results prove he was not the father but positive results show only that he could be
assay, check - an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"

pa·ter·ni·ty test

n. prueba de la paternidad, comparación del tipo sanguíneo de hijo-hija y de un posible padre para verificar si éste es el padre biológico.
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