clone 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 growth medium (such as in a Petri dish), at a concentration such that individual colonies will grow from single cells sufficiently well separated from other colonies so that pure cultures derived from a single organism can be isolated. [WordNet 1.5]

3. (Biochem.) to make large quantities of a segment of DNA by inserting it, using biochemical techniques, into the DNA of a microorganism, and growing that microorganism in large numbers; as, to clone the gene for growth hormone. [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 — 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 — (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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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