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clone

clone

 
pronunciation:
klon
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an organism or group of organisms produced asexually from a single ancestor and genetically replicating it.
definition 2: an exact duplicate or reproduction; copy.
similar words:
duplicate, image, replicate
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cloned, clones, cloning
definition 1: to duplicate (an organism) exactly, by asexual reproduction.
Geneticists have cloned this cell.
definition 2: to produce (duplicate organisms) by asexual reproduction.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become, or be the ancestor of, an exact genetic duplicate.
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derivations: clonal (adj.), clonally (adv.), cloner (n.)