paternity test

noun
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of paternity test

: a test especially of DNA or genetic traits to determine whether a given man could be the biological father of a given child

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1926

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paternity test

noun pa·ter·ni·ty test \ pə-ˈtər-nət-ē- \

medical Definition of paternity test

: a test especially of DNA or genetic traits to determine whether a given man could be the biological father of a given child

paternity testing

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