Meaning of genetic marker

genet'ic mark'er

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any distinct inheritable indicator of identity and ancestry.
  2. See
  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
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