noun Cell Biology.
a perpetuating strain of cells in laboratory culture.
Origin of cell line
First recorded in 1950–55
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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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Cells grown in tissue culture and representing generations of a primary culture.
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