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genetic fingerprinting

noun [U] uk   us  
the process of recording and/or examining a person's pattern of genes, often to prove that they did or did not commit a crime
Translations of “genetic fingerprinting”
in Chinese (Traditional) 基因指紋鑒定, 基因圖譜分析, 遺傳指紋法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基因指纹鉴定, 基因图谱分析, 遗传指纹法…
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