genetic fingerprinting(redirected from genetic fingerprint)
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genetic fingerprinting[jə¦ned·ik ′fiŋ·gər‚print·iŋ]
A forensic identification technique that enables virtually 100% discrimination between individuals from small samples of blood or semen, using probes for hypervariable minisatellite deoxyribonucleic acid. Also known as DNA fingerprinting.
(cell and molecular biology)
Identification of chemical entities in animal tissues as indicative of the presence of specific genes.