Origin of cloning
- 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
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Contemporary Examples of cloning
But then again, they didn't really have AI, surrogacy and cloning to contend with back then, did they?What If A Gay King or Queen Has Children from a Same-Sex Marriage?
March 14, 2013
In an op-ed for the Boston Globe, he claimed that the issue of cloning had led him to reassess his position on abortion rights.Romney’s Weird Abortion Gamble
June 24, 2011
- 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.