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pedigree

1. 
a. the line of descent of a purebred animal
b. (as modifier): a pedigree bull
2. a document recording this
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pedigree

[′ped·ə‚grē]
(genetics)
Diagrammatic representation of the ancestry of an individual.
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DNA-based parentage analysis is required for pedigree verification in the progeny test.
Another possible open-loop application for RFID technology is electronic pedigree verification. This application attempts to address the growing problem of counterfeit protection not only for the purpose of protecting the intellectual property of companies but also to keep medication of questionable heritage off the shelves and out of patients' hands.
Although pedigree verification can be done using paper, Capgemini is urging pharmacies and manufacturers to adopt RFID technology to utilize the system's full capabilities.