Hybridoma meaning

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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.
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A tissue culture consisting of cancer cells fused to lymphocytes to mass-produce a specific antibody.
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A cell that is produced in the laboratory by fusing an antibody-producing lymphocyte (which does not readily divide) with a nonantibody-producing cancer cell (which divides rapidly). The hybridoma proliferates and produces a continuous supply of a specific monoclonal antibody.
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(immunology) A hybrid cell engineered from a lymphocyte and a tumour cell; used to generate monoclonal antibodies.
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