DNA fingerprint

Definition of DNA fingerprint

:a sample of a person's DNA that can be used to identify someone, such as a criminal

Word by Word Definitions

DNA play
  1. : any of various nucleic acids that are usually the molecular basis of heredity, are constructed of a double helix held together by hydrogen bonds between purine and pyrimidine bases (see 1base 7b) which project inward from two chains containing alternate links of deoxyribose and phosphate, and that in eukaryotes are localized chiefly in cell nuclei — compare recombinant dna

fingerprint play
  1. : the impression of a fingertip on any surface

  2. : something that identifies: such as

  3. : a trait, trace, or characteristic revealing origin or responsibility


Medical Dictionary

DNA fingerprint

noun

medical Definition of DNA fingerprint

:the base-pair pattern in an individual's DNA obtained by DNA fingerprinting called also genetic fingerprint

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