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noun Cell Biology.

a perpetuating strain of cells in laboratory culture.

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Origin of cell line

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for cell line

cell line

noun

biology a clone of animal or plant cells that can be grown in a suitable nutrient culture medium in the laboratory
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Medical definitions for cell line

cell line

n.

Cells grown in tissue culture and representing generations of a primary culture.
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