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clone



Pronunciation: (klōn), [key]
n., v., cloned, clon•ing.


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.

v.i.
Biol.to grow as a clone.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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