- 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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OTHER WORDS FROM cloneclonal, adjectiveclon·al·ly, adverbcloner, noun
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How to use clone in a sentence
We are also living through an artificial intelligence revolution that is unlocking new ways to replicate humans, and firms are racing to develop clones that serve a host of purposes.AI chat bots can bring you back from the dead, sort of|Dalvin Brown|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
Physical robots are performance-tested in real-world environments, while their digital clones enter a software program, where they undergo rapid simulated evolution.
It repurposes its worn-out, grown-up cells and spurts out hundreds of fresh-faced identical clones in a jiffy.
Starting with just plant clones, these prediction features will help growers predict yield 90 days away.Canix aims to ease cannabis cultivators’ regulatory bookkeeping|Matt Burns|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
That enormous effort only made the problem more puzzling, however, because they found no genetic differences between normal and mantled clones.The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
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.
Kimberlin, who looks and softly speaks like a miniaturized clone of David Strathairn, could not lay a glove on his tormenter.
Rebels is also lighter in tone than the more politically complex Clone Wars.‘Star Wars Rebels’ Explores the Jedi’s Lost Years Between the Prequels and the Original Trilogy|Annaliza Savage|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
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
Whatever other injury was or was not clone, his appetite, at least, felt considerably reduced.Colin Clink, Volume I (of III)|Charles Hooton
"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
They recovered me from backup and into a force-grown clone at Toronto General.
We can grow you a new clone and refresh it from your last backup.
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.