1. <cell biology> Used of a cell line whether within the body or in culture to indicate that it has a single clonal origin.

2. <immunology> Monoclonal antibodies are produced by a single clone of hybridoma cells and are therefore a single species of antibody molecule.

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(11 Mar 2008)

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