- 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.
Origin of clone
Examples from the Web for clone
Contemporary Examples of clone
Will we discover whether or not Krieger is a clone this season, and will that be an ongoing plotline?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
He also claimed that the CIA had dispatched a clone of himself to Foxcatcher Farm to kill Schultz.Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer
November 18, 2014
This includes the six Star Wars episodes, and the many hours of content he developed and produced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.Lupita Nyong’o Joins ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast
June 2, 2014
To give myself a little mental break, I watched the workout videos side-by-side with Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Netflix.Can You Live on a 220-Calorie-a-Day Diet?
June 2, 2014
Was Krieger swapped with a clone during the fifth season finale?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed on the Big Twist and the End of ‘Vice’
April 22, 2014
Historical Examples of clone
"I have not," said Betty, blushing rosy red (though she could not have told why) under her aunt's clone scrutiny.An Unwilling Maid
Jeanie Gould Lincoln
Whatever other injury was or was not clone, his appetite, at least, felt considerably reduced.Colin Clink, Volume I (of III)
If it had not been for you and your sweet sister, I do not know what we should have clone; but it 's all over now.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
- 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
Word Origin for clone
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.