—n. 1. Biol. a. a cell, cell product, or organism that is genetically identical to the unit or individual from which it was derived.
b. a population of identical units, cells, or individuals that derive from the same ancestral line.
2. 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.
—v.t. 1. to produce a copy or imitation of.
2. Biol. a. to cause to grow as a clone.
b. to separate (a batch of cells or cell products) so that each portion produces only its own kind.