Definitions

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  • adjective Not of or pertaining to paternity.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ paternity

Examples

  • But with an estimated 10 percent nonpaternity rate in the U.S., 23andMe had to expect cases would crop up.

    The $1,000 Genome

  • Over cafeteria hamburgers and hot dogs, they shared information about roadblocks they'd encountered in their ancestral paperwork -- "nonpaternity events" (polite term for an affair, for example, which may have muddied the lineage) and families that had "daughtered out" (a much-bemoaned end to the family surname).

    In Our Blood

  • All one can do is establish a probability of nonpaternity that is low enough to satisfy the courts and, if possible, the putative father.

    Archive 2004-12-01

  • “We don’t want to dilute what we do best by doing these offshoots,” said Stephan, who also worries about potential ethical problems, from nonpaternity to informed consent.

    The $1,000 Genome

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