genetic marker

noun

Definition of genetic marker

  1. :  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

First Known Use of genetic marker

1932


Medical Dictionary

genetic marker

noun

Medical Definition of genetic marker

  1. :  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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