2 a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction [syn: clon]
3 an unauthorized copy or imitation [syn: knockoff] v : make multiple identical copies of; "people can clone a sheep nowadays"
EtymologyFrom etyl grc sc=polytonic.
- Rhymes with: -əʊn
- A living organism (originally a plant) produced asexually from a single ancestor, to which it is genetically identical.
- A copy or imitation of something already existing, especially when designed to simulate it.
- A group of identical cells derived from a single cell.http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2754
- Swedish: klon
- To create a clone
- Swedish: klona
- C.L. Pollard. "'Clon' versus 'clone'". Science (new series) 22:469, 1905.
- C.L. Pollard. "On the spelling of 'clon'". Science (new series) 22:87-88, 1905.
- W.T. Stearn. "The use of the term 'clone'". Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society 74:41-47, 1949.
Clone may refer to:
- Clone (B-cell biology), a process of immunological B-cell maturation
- Clone (genetics), in molecular biology, an exact replica of all or part of a macromolecule (e.g. DNA)
- Clone (plant), in horticulture and biology, any organism whose genetic information is identical to that of a "mother organism" from which it was created
- Clone (cell biology), a group of identical cells naturally derived from a common mother cell; of significance in vertebrate physiology, and concepts related to immunology and cancer biology.
- Clone (Threshold album), a 1998 album by British progressive metal band Threshold
- Clone, a song by punk band Avail, from their 1994 album Dixie
- Clone (algebra), a collection of functions with certain properties
- Clone (voting), in voting systems analysis, a candidate identical to one already present in an election
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clone in Chinese: 克隆 (消歧义)
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