polyclonal
adjective Date: 1914 produced by, involving, or being cells derived from two or more cells of different ancestry or genetic constitution <
polyclonal antibody synthesis
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polyclonal activation of T cells and B cells
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  • polyclonal — ¦pälē¦klōnəl, lə̇¦k adjective Etymology: poly + clone + al (I) : produced by, involving, or being cells derived from two or more cells of different ancestry or genetic constitution polyclonal antibody synthesis polyclonal activation of T cells… …   Useful english dictionary

  • polyclonal — /pol ee klohn l/, adj. 1. Biol. pertaining to cells or cell products derived from several lines of clones. n. 2. Immunol. See polyclonal antibody. [1960 65; POLY + CLONAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • polyclonal — In immunochemistry, pertaining to proteins ( i.e., antibodies) from more than a single clone of cells, in contradistinction to monoclonal. * * * poly·clo·nal päl i .klōn əl adj produced by or being cells derived from two or more cells of… …   Medical dictionary

  • polyclonal — adjective descended from more than one small groups of cells, especially ones of different genetic origin See Also: polyclone …   Wiktionary

  • polyclonal — [ˌpɒlɪ kləʊn(ə)l] adjective Medicine & Biology consisting of or derived from many clones …   English new terms dictionary

  • polyclonal — poly·clo·nal …   English syllables

  • polyclonal — pol•y•clo•nal [[t]ˌpɒl iˈkloʊn l[/t]] adj. pertaining to cells or cell products derived from several lines of clones • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Polyclonal B cell response — is a natural mode of immune response exhibited by the adaptive immune system of mammals. It ensures that a single antigen is recognized and attacked through its overlapping parts, called epitopes, by multiple clones of B cell.] The role of… …   Wikipedia

  • Polyclonal antibodies — This article deals exclusively with the production of antibodies in vivo. For its medical and biological applications, see Antiserum. Polyclonal antibodies (or antisera) are antibodies that are obtained from different B cell resources. They are a …   Wikipedia

  • polyclonal compartment — When the progeny of several cells occupy an area or volume with a defined boundary, it is referred to as a polyclonal compartment, eg. clones lying close to the mid line of the wing of Drosophila …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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