- 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
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Example sentences from the Web for 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|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He also claimed that the CIA had dispatched a clone of himself to Foxcatcher Farm to kill Schultz.
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|Marlow Stern|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To give myself a little mental break, I watched the workout videos side-by-side with Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Netflix.
Was Krieger swapped with a clone during the fifth season finale?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed on the Big Twist and the End of ‘Vice’|Marlow Stern|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whatever other injury was or was not clone, his appetite, at least, felt considerably reduced.Colin Clink, Volume I (of III)|Charles Hooton
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
"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
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.