Definition of DNA fingerprinting in English:

DNA fingerprinting

Syllabification: DNA fin·ger·print·ing
(also DNA profiling)


  • The analysis of DNA from samples of body tissues or fluids in order to identify individuals.
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    • A group of scientists feel that much of this man's data appears unreasonable, particularly the DNA fingerprinting used to match DNA samples.
    • This work laid the foundations for the whole of the biotech industry: without it, DNA fingerprinting and genetic screening would be mere science fiction.
    • In this issue, two further examples are discussed where knowledge of genome size may be important; namely DNA fingerprinting and quantitative genetics.

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