genetic fingerprinting

noun

genetic fingerprint noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But this genetic fingerprinting process also works on the species level; all silver carp, for example, share an identical sequence of nucleotides at various places in their DNA. jsonline.com, 30 Aug. 2021 His subsequent conviction resulted from a new tactic in wildlife preservation: The genetic fingerprinting methods that have been so successful in the criminal justice system are now being used to solve poaching crimes. Gina Kolata, New York Times, 8 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of genetic fingerprinting was in 1984

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“Genetic fingerprinting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genetic%20fingerprinting. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

genetic fingerprinting

noun

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