- 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.
- a person or thing that duplicates, imitates, or closely resembles another in appearance, function, performance, or style: All the fashion models seemed to be clones of one another.
- to produce a copy or imitation of.
- 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.
- Biology. to grow as a clone.
Origin of clone
Examples from the Web for clonal
Lounsberry published kernel cavity measurements for 64 clonal selections and related these to kernel weight per nut.
In other words, we are trying to get a start on a clonal rootstock.
I do not know whether or not there have been clonal rootstocks selected for Chinese chestnut.
We know that even the use of clonal rootstocks does not entirely eliminate variability.
Eventually, if this thing works, we will establish a clonal line.
- a group of organisms or cells of the same genetic constitution that are descended from a common ancestor by asexual reproduction, as by cuttings, grafting, etc, in plants
- Also called: gene clone a segment of DNA that has been isolated and replicated by laboratory manipulation: used to analyse genes and manufacture their products (proteins)
- informal a person or thing bearing a very close resemblance to another person or thing
- 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
- to produce or cause to produce a clone
- informal to produce near copies (of a person or thing)
- (tr) slang to give (a mobile phone, etc) the electronic identity of an existing mobile phone (or other device), so that calls, purchases, etc made with the second device are charged to the owner of the first device
Word Origin and History for clonal
1903, in botany, from Greek klon "a twig, spray," related to klados "sprout, young branch, offshoot of a plant," possibly from PIE root *kel- "to strike, cut" (see holt). Figurative use by 1978.
1959, from clone (n.). Related: Cloned; cloning. Extension to genetic duplication of animals and human beings is from 1970.
- A cell, group of cells, or organism descended from and genetically identical to a single common ancestor, such as a bacterial colony whose members arose from a single original cell.
- An organism descended asexually from a single ancestor, such as a plant produced by layering or a polyp produced by budding.
- A DNA sequence, such as a gene, that is transferred from one organism to another and replicated by genetic engineering techniques.
- To make multiple identical copies of a DNA sequence.
- To create or propagate an organism from a clone cell:
- To establish and maintain pure lineages of a cell under laboratory conditions.
- To reproduce or propagate asexually.
- A cell, group of cells, or organism that is produced asexually from and is genetically identical to a single ancestor. The cells of an individual plant or animal, except for gametes and some cells of the immune system, are clones because they all descend from a single fertilized cell and are genetically identical. A clone may be produced by fission, in the case of single-celled organisms, by budding, as in the hydra, or in the laboratory by putting the nucleus of a diploid cell into an egg that has had its nucleus removed. Some plants can produce clones from horizontal stems, such as runners. Clones of other cells and some plants and animals can also be produced in a laboratory. See also therapeutic cloning.
- A copy of a sequence of DNA, as from a gene, that is produced by genetic engineering. The clone is then transplanted into the nucleus of a cell from which genetic material has been removed.
- To produce or grow a cell, group of cells, or organism from a single original cell.
- To make identical copies of a DNA sequence. See more at genetic engineering.