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genet'ic mark'er




1. any distinct inheritable indicator of identity and ancestry.
2. See HLA antigen.
3. a chromosomal landmark or allele that allows for the tracing of a specific region of DNA, as in the study of recombination. Also called marker, marker gene.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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