DNA fingerprinting

noun

Definition of DNA fingerprinting

: a technique used especially for identification (as for forensic purposes) by extracting and identifying the base-pair pattern in an individual's DNA

called also DNA typing

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DNA fingerprint noun

First Known Use of DNA fingerprinting

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of DNA fingerprinting was in 1984

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“DNA fingerprinting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DNA%20fingerprinting. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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DNA fingerprinting

noun

Medical Definition of DNA fingerprinting

: a technique used especially for identification (as for forensic purposes) by extracting and identifying the base-pair pattern of an individual's DNA

called also DNA typing, genetic fingerprinting

DNA fingerprinting

noun
\ ˌdē-ˌen-ˈā- \

Legal Definition of DNA fingerprinting

: a method of identification especially for evidentiary purposes by analyzing and comparing the DNA from tissue samples

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