DNA fingerprinting
noun Date: 1984 a technique used especially for identification (as for forensic purposes) by extracting and identifying the base-pair pattern in an individual's DNA — called also DNA typingDNA fingerprint noun

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  • DNA fingerprinting — DNA fingerprint. the use of a DNA probe for the identification of an individual, as for the matching of genes from a forensic sample with those of a criminal suspect. Also called genetic fingerprinting. [1985 90] * * * Method developed by the… …   Universalium

  • DNA fingerprinting — n a technique used esp. for identification (as for forensic purposes) by extracting and identifying the base pair pattern of an individual s DNA called also DNA typing, genetic fingerprinting * * * a technique for examining nucleic acids or… …   Medical dictionary

  • DNA fingerprinting — /ˌdē ˌen ā / n: a method of identification esp. for evidentiary purposes by analyzing and comparing the DNA from tissue samples Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • DNA-Fingerprinting — DNA Fin|ger|prin|ting [de:|ɛn |a:fɪŋgɐprɪntɪŋ], das; [s] [engl. DNA fingerprinting, zu: fingerprinting = Fingerabdruck]: gentechnisches Verfahren, das der Identifizierung von Personen anhand von Körpersekreten, Blut, Haaren od. Gewebeteilen dient …   Universal-Lexikon

  • DNA fingerprinting — UK [ˌdiː en eɪ ˈfɪŋɡə(r)ˌprɪntɪŋ] / US [ˌdɪ en eɪ ˈfɪŋɡərˌprɪntɪŋ] or DNA profiling UK [ˌdiː en eɪ ˈprəʊfaɪlɪŋ] / US [ˌdɪ en eɪ ˈproʊfaɪlɪŋ] or DNA testing UK [ˌdiː en eɪ ˈtestɪŋ] / US [ˌdɪ en eɪ ˈtestɪŋ] noun [uncountable] DNA profiling or DNA… …   English dictionary

  • DNA fingerprinting — n. the identification, as in forensic investigations, of the unique nucleotide sequences in DNA segments of an individual (DNA fingerprint) from a group of genetically similar organisms …   English World dictionary

  • DNA fingerprinting — ˌdē(ˌ)eˈnā noun : a technique used especially for identification (as for forensic purposes) by extracting and identifying the base pair pattern in an individual s DNA • DNA fingerprint noun * * * ˌDNA ˈfingerprinting 7 [DNA fingerprinting] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • DNA fingerprinting — N UNCOUNT DNA fingerprinting is the same as genetic fingerprinting …   English dictionary

  • DNA fingerprinting — DNA fin|ger|print|ing [ ,di en eı fıŋgər,prıntıŋ ] or DNA pro|fil|ing [ ,di en eı proufaılıŋ ] noun uncount the scientific examination of DNA from body cells, especially in order to find out who committed a crime …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • DNA fingerprinting — n. lab the use of a DNA probe for the identification of an individual, as for the matching of genes from a forensic sample with those of a criminal suspect Also called genetic fingerprinting Etymology: 1985–90 DNA fingerprint n …   From formal English to slang

  • DNA fingerprinting — (also DNA profiling) noun another term for genetic fingerprinting …   English new terms dictionary

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