clone: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (klōn), [key]
— n., v., cloned, clon•ing.
    1. a cell, cell product, or organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived.
    2. a population of identical units, cells, or individuals that derive from the same ancestral line.
  1. a person or thing that duplicates, imitates, or closely resembles another in appearance, function, performance, or style: All the fashion models seemed to be clones of one another.
  1. to produce a copy or imitation of.
    1. to cause to grow as a clone.
    2. to separate (a batch of cells or cell products) so that each portion produces only its own kind.
  1. to grow as a clone.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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