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fingerprinting

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfingerprintingfin‧ger‧print‧ing /ˈfɪŋɡəˌprɪntɪŋ $ -ɡər-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 SCCthe practice of making a record of people’s fingerprints, and using them to try and find out who has committed a crime genetic fingerprinting
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fingerprintingBut using the technique of genetic fingerprinting at the Cellmark laboratories in Abingdon, scientists discounted the claims the birds were sisters.Read in studio Genetic fingerprinting is being used to help stop the theft and illegal sale of endangered birds.Use was made of modern inventions, including fingerprinting, photography, automobiles and telephones.Isotopic fingerprinting can also make an important contribution towards information about modern as well as ancient trade.Match-Finder is a new software package for chromatographic pattern recognition, or fingerprinting, from Perkins Elmer.Anger at the fingerprinting this entails has become increasingly rampant in recent years.
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