Definition for cloning (2 of 2)
- 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
Related formsclon·al, adjectiveclon·al·ly, adverbclon·er, noun
Examples from the Web for cloning
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British Dictionary definitions for cloning
- 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 Formsclonal, adjectiveclonally, adverb
Word Origin for clone
Medicine definitions for cloning (1 of 2)
Medicine definitions for cloning (2 of 2)
Related formsclon′al (klō′nəl) adj.
Science definitions for cloning
Culture definitions for cloning
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.