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cline

 (klīn)
n.
A gradual change in a character or feature across the distributional range of a species or population, usually correlated with an environmental or geographic transition.

[From Greek klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

clin′al (klī′nəl) adj.

cline

(klaɪn)
n
(Environmental Science) a continuous variation in form between members of a species having a wide variable geographical or ecological range
[C20: from Greek klinein to lean]
ˈclinal adj
ˈclinally adv

Cline

(klaɪn)
n
(Biography) Patsy, original name Virginia Patterson Hensley. 1932–63, US country singer; her bestselling records include "Walking After Midnight", "I Fall to Pieces", and "Leavin' On Your Mind"

cline

(klaɪn)

n.
the gradual change in certain characteristics exhibited by members of a series of adjacent populations of organisms of the same species.
[1935–40; < Greek klinein to lean1]
clin′al, adj.
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Noun1.cline - American geneticist who succeeded in transferring a functioning gene from one mouse to another (born in 1934)Cline - American geneticist who succeeded in transferring a functioning gene from one mouse to another (born in 1934)
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