clone
clone clone (kl[=o]n), n. 1. (Biol.) a group of organisms derived from a single individual by some kind of asexual reproduction; -- used mostly of microorganisms such as bacteria and yeast.

Syn: clon. [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Biol.) an individual organism containing a genetic complement identical to that of another organism, produced by using the genetic material from the second animal in a non-sexual reproduction process. [PJC]

3. something virtually identical to another object. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • clone — [ klon ] n. m. • 1923; angl. clone, gr. klôn « pousse » 1 ♦ Biol. Descendance d un individu par multiplication végétative (bourgeonnement, etc.) ou par parthénogenèse (espèce animale); individu de cette descendance (⇒ monoclonal). « une société… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • clone — v. t. 1. (Biol.) to make a clone from; to make identical copies of an organism by a non sexual process of reproduction. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Microbiol.) to grow colonies of a microorganism by spreading a suspension of the microorganism onto a solid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clone — is derived from Greek klōn ‘twig, slip’, and came into use at the beginning of the 20c as a technical term in botany and biology. In addition to its now generally familiar original use, it has developed into what Fowler would have called a… …   Modern English usage

  • Clone —   [dt. Klon] der, Hardware oder Software, die nach dem Vorbild eines Originals gebaut bzw. programmiert wird und dieselben Funktionen hat wie das Original. Bei der Hardware galten z. B. in der Frühzeit der PCs die IBM kompatiblen PCs von Firmen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • clone — s. m. 1.  [Biologia] Indivíduo ou população de indivíduos provenientes da produção vegetativa ou assexuada de um mesmo indivíduo. 2. Conjunto das células resultantes das divisões sucessivas de uma célula única sem nenhuma diferenciação. (O câncer …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • clone — [n] exact duplicate act alike, copy, double, duplicate, look alike computer, reproduction, twin; concepts 664,667,716 clone [v] copy exactly copy, duplicate, repeat, replicate, reproduce; concepts 91,171 …   New thesaurus

  • clone — ► NOUN 1) Biology an organism produced asexually from one ancestor to which it is genetically identical. 2) a person or thing regarded as identical with another; a copy or double. ► VERB 1) propagate as a clone. 2) make an identical copy of.… …   English terms dictionary

  • clone — clone. См. клон. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • clone — *variety, subspecies, race, breed, cultivar, strain, stock …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • clone — ☆ clone [klōn ] n. [< Gr klōn, a twig < klan, to break: see CLASTIC] 1. Biol. all the descendants derived asexually from a single individual, as by cuttings, bulbs, etc. or by fission, parthenogenesis, etc. 2. an individual produced by… …   English World dictionary

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