paternity test
noun Date: 1926 a test especially of DNA or genetic traits to determine whether a given man could be the biological father of a given child

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  • paternity test — pa·ter·ni·ty test pə tər nət ē n a test esp. of DNA or genetic traits to determine whether a given man could be the biological father of a given child paternity testing n …   Medical dictionary

  • paternity test — A scientific test in determining the paternity of a child. A blood grouping test. 23 Am J2d Dep § 211 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • paternity test — pater′nity test n. med an assessment of possible paternity based on a comparison of the genetic markers of the offspring and those of the putative father • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • paternity test — /pəˈtɜnəti tɛst/ (say puh ternuhtee test) noun a DNA analysis done to establish paternity …   Australian English dictionary

  • paternity test — an assessment of possible paternity based on a comparison of the genetic markers of the offspring and those of the putative father. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • paternity test — pa ternity ,test noun count a medical test done to find out whether a man is the father of a particular child …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paternity test — noun A test done to determine the biological father of a child …   Wiktionary

  • paternity test — noun a test based on blood groups to determine whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child; negative results prove he was not the father but positive results show only that he could be • Hypernyms: ↑assay, ↑check …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paternity fraud — is the act of falsely naming a man to be the biological father of a child, particularly for the purpose of collecting child support (also referred to as child maintenance), by the mother when she knows or suspects that he is not the biological… …   Wikipedia

  • Paternity (law) — In law, Paternity is the legal acknowledgment of the parental relationship between a man and a child usually based on several factors.Under common law, a child born to the wife during a marriage is usually presumed to be the husband s child. This …   Wikipedia

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