genetic marker

noun
|Updated on: 27 Jul 2018

Definition of genetic marker

: a readily recognizable genetic trait, gene, DNA segment, or gene product used for identification especially when closely linked to a trait or genetic material that is difficult to identify

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1932

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genetic marker

noun

medical Definition of genetic marker

: a readily recognizable genetic trait, gene, DNA segment, or gene product used for identification purposes especially when closely linked to a trait or to genetic material that is difficult to identify called also marker

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