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clone

 (klōn)
n.
1. A group of cells or organisms that are descended from and genetically identical to a single progenitor, such as a bacterial colony whose members arose from a single original cell.
2. An organism developed asexually from another and genetically identical to it, such as an animal produced from an egg cell into which the nucleus of an adult individual has been transferred.
3. A DNA sequence, such as a gene, that is transferred from one organism to another and replicated by genetic engineering techniques.
4. One that copies or closely resembles another, as in appearance or function: "filled with business-school clones in gray and blue suits" (Michael M. Thomas).
v. cloned, clon·ing, clones
v.tr.
1. To make multiple identical copies of (a DNA sequence).
2. To create or propagate (an organism) from a clone cell: clone a sheep.
3. To reproduce or propagate asexually: clone a plant variety.
4. To produce a copy of; imitate closely: "The look has been cloned into cliché" (Cathleen McGuigan).
v.intr.
To grow as a clone.

[Greek klōn, twig.]

clon′al (klō′nəl) adj.
clon′al·ly adv.
clon′er n.

cloning

(ˈkləʊnɪŋ)
n
(Genetics) genetics the process of making an identical copy of an organism or cell
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cloning - a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)cloning - a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)
biological research - scientific research conducted by biologists
reproductive cloning - making a full living copy of an organism; requires a surrogate mother
biomedical cloning, therapeutic cloning - nuclear transplantation of a patient's own cells to make an oocyte from which immune-compatible cells (especially stem cells) can be derived for transplant
Translations
اسْتِنْساخ
genetické klonování
kloning
klónozás
klonlama

cloning

[ˈkləʊnɪŋ] Nclonación f, clonaje m

cloning

nKlonen nt; human cloningKlonen ntvon Menschen; therapeutic cloningtherapeutisches Klonen

clone

(kləun) verb
to produce a copy of an animal or plant from a single cell of that animal or plant.
noun
a copy of an animal or plant produced from that animal or plant.
cloning noun
genetic cloning.

clon·ing

n. clonación; proceso asexual de producción en un embrión.