Definition of genetic fingerprinting in English:

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genetic fingerprinting

Pronunciation: /jəˈnedik ˈfiNGɡərˌprin(t)iNG/
(also genetic profiling)


Another term for DNA fingerprinting.
Example sentences
  • The development in recent years of so-called genetic fingerprinting has made samples of blood or other bodily fluids of perhaps even greater importance.
  • It uses genetic fingerprinting to identify tiny leukaemia cells from a sample of bone marrow.
  • On the heels of our growing ability in genetic profiling, it's a step toward enabling us to treat high-risk individuals and reduce the likelihood of cancer.

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Syllabification: ge·net·ic fin·ger·print·ing

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