Definition of genetic fingerprinting noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

genetic fingerprinting

 noun
noun
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(also DNA fingerprinting)[uncountable] Solving crime
 
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the method of finding the particular pattern of genes in an individual person, particularly to identify somebody or find out if somebody has committed a crime See related entries: Solving crime
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: genetic fingerprinting