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English definition of “genetic fingerprinting”

genetic fingerprinting

noun [U]    
the process of recording and/or examining a person's pattern of genes, often to prove that they did or did not commit a crimeScientific techniquesGeneticsInnate and congenitalRelating to detection and solving crimes
(Definition of genetic fingerprinting noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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