hybridoma definition by Webster's New World
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a tissue culture consisting of cancer cells fused to lymphocytes to mass-produce a specific antibody
Origin: hybrid plush (myel)oma
hybridoma definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A cell that is produced in the laboratory from the fusion of an antibody-producing lymphocyte and a nonantibody-producing cancer cell, usually a myeloma or lymphoma. It proliferates and produces a continuous supply of a specific monoclonal antibody.
hybridoma - Medical Definition
A cell hybrid produced in vitro by the fusion of a lymphocyte that produces antibodies and a myeloma tumor cell. It proliferates into clones that produce a continuous supply of a specific antibody.