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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

DNA fingerprinting(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Laboratory Biology

    Ref: Also called genetic fingerprinting.

Origin of DNA fingerprinting:

1985–90

DNA fingerprint

Princeton's WordNet

  1. DNA fingerprint, genetic fingerprint(noun)

    biometric identification obtained by examining a person's unique sequence of DNA base pairs; often used for evidence in criminal law cases

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