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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.
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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|Noun||1.||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|
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.