Clone meaning

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A DNA sequence, such as a gene, that is transferred from one organism to another and replicated by genetic engineering techniques.
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One that copies or closely resembles another, as in appearance or function.
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To make multiple identical copies of (a DNA sequence).
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The definition of a clone is a copy of something, or an organism or cell that has the same genetic makeup as another.

When someone makes a knock-off copy of an iPhone, this is an example of an iPhone clone.

When scientists make a genetic copy of a sheep, this is an example of a clone.

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A group of cells or organisms that are descended from and genetically identical to a single progenitor, such as a bacterial colony whose members arose from a single original cell.
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An organism developed asexually from another and genetically identical to it, such as an animal produced from an egg cell into which the nucleus of an adult individual has been transferred.
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To reproduce or propagate asexually.

Clone a plant variety.

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To produce a copy of; imitate closely.
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To grow as a clone.
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(biol.) All the descendants derived asexually from a single individual, as by cuttings, bulbs, etc. or by fission, parthenogenesis, etc.
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An individual produced by means of cloning.
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(comput.) A hardware or software product, esp. a personal computer, designed to function like an original, typically higher-priced, product from another manufacturer.
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To produce by means of cloning.
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(informal) To make a copy of; imitate.
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A cell, organism, or group of cells or organisms that are descended from and genetically identical to a single progenitor, such as a bacterial colony whose members arose from a single original cell.
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An organism or cell developed asexually from another and genetically identical to it, such as an animal produced from an egg cell into which the nucleus of an adult individual has been transferred.
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A DNA sequence, such as a gene, that is transferred from one organism to another and replicated by genetic engineering techniques.
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To make multiple identical copies of a DNA sequence.
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To create or propagate an organism from a clone cell.

Clone a sheep.

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To reproduce or propagate asexually.

Clone a plant variety.

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A cell, group of cells, or organism that is produced asexually from and is genetically identical to a single ancestor. The cells of an individual plant or animal, except for gametes and some cells of the immune system, are clones because they all descend from a single fertilized cell and are genetically identical. A clone may be produced by fission, in the case of single-celled organisms, by budding, as in the hydra, or in the laboratory by putting the nucleus of a diploid cell into an egg that has had its nucleus removed. Some plants can produce clones from horizontal stems, such as runners. Clones of other cells and some plants and animals can also be produced in a laboratory.
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A copy of a sequence of DNA, as from a gene, that is produced by genetic engineering. The clone is then transplanted into the nucleus of a cell from which genetic material has been removed.
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To produce or grow a cell, group of cells, or organism from a single original cell.
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To make identical copies of a DNA sequence.
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(1) To make an identical copy of something. See cloning software.
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To create an identical copy of an original. A file folder on the host computer can be copied to a specified folder on another computer. In computing history, Personal Computers (PCs) capable of running software for the original IBM PC were called IBM clones.
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A living organism (originally a plant) produced asexually from a single ancestor, to which it is genetically identical.
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A copy or imitation of something already existing, especially when designed to simulate it.
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A group of identical cells derived from a single cell.
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To create a clone.
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To clone is to make a copy of something or to replicate the DNA of something.

When a scientist produces a genetic copy of a sheep, this is an example of when the scientist clones the sheep.

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To create or propagate (an organism) from a clone cell.

Clone a sheep.

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(informal) A person or thing very much like another.
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Origin of clone

  • Greek klōn twig

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek κλών (klōn, “twig”).

    From Wiktionary