- a cell, cell product, or organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived.
- a population of identical units, cells, or individuals that derive from the same ancestral line.
verb (used with object), cloned, clon·ing.
- to cause to grow as a clone.
- to separate (a batch of cells or cell products) so that each portion produces only its own kind.
verb (used without object), cloned, clon·ing.
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Origin of clone
OTHER WORDS FROM cloneclonal, adjectiveclon·al·ly, adverbcloner, noun
Example sentences from the Web for clone
Kurt is a clone of a horse named Kuporovic who was born in 1975 in the UK.This Baby Horse Was Cloned Using DNA That Was Frozen for 40 Years|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|November 5, 2020|Singularity Hub
Eventually, if this thing works, we will establish a clonal line.
We know that even the use of clonal rootstocks does not entirely eliminate variability.
In other words, we are trying to get a start on a clonal rootstock.
Lounsberry published kernel cavity measurements for 64 clonal selections and related these to kernel weight per nut.
I do not know whether or not there have been clonal rootstocks selected for Chinese chestnut.
British Dictionary definitions for clone
- a mobile phone that has been given the electronic identity of an existing mobile phone, so that calls made on the second phone are charged to the owner of the first phone
- any similar object or device, such as a credit card, that has been given the electronic identity of another device usually in order to commit theft
Derived forms of cloneclonal, adjectiveclonally, adverb
Word Origin for clone
Medical definitions for clone
Other words from cloneclon′al (klō′nəl) adj.
Scientific definitions for clone
Cultural definitions for clone
A living system that is genetically identical to its ancestor (that is, it has exactly the same DNA molecules). Because each cell contains the DNA molecules that characterize an individual, it is, in principle, possible to replicate, or reproduce, complex living systems in the laboratory.