from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cell, group of cells, or organism that is descended from and genetically identical to a single common ancestor, such as a bacterial colony whose members arose from a single original cell.
- n. An organism descended asexually from a single ancestor, such as a plant produced by layering or a polyp produced by budding.
- n. A DNA sequence, such as a gene, that is transferred from one organism to another and replicated by genetic engineering techniques.
- n. One that copies or closely resembles another, as in appearance or function: "filled with business-school clones in gray and blue suits” ( Michael M. Thomas).
- transitive v. To make multiple identical copies of (a DNA sequence).
- transitive v. To create or propagate (an organism) from a clone cell: clone a sheep.
- transitive v. To reproduce or propagate asexually: clone a plant variety.
- transitive v. To produce a copy of; imitate closely: "The look has been cloned into cliché” ( Cathleen McGuigan).
- intransitive v. To grow as a clone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A living organism (originally a plant) produced asexually from a single ancestor, to which it is genetically identical.
- n. A copy or imitation of something already existing, especially when designed to simulate it.
- v. To create a clone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a group of organisms derived from a single individual by some kind of asexual reproduction; -- used mostly of microorganisms such as bacteria and yeast.
- n. an individual organism containing a genetic complement identical to that of another organism, produced by using the genetic material from the second animal in a non-sexual reproduction process.
- n. something virtually identical to another object.
- transitive v. to make a clone from; to make identical copies of an organism by a non-sexual process of reproduction.
- transitive v. to grow colonies of a microorganism by spreading a suspension of the microorganism onto a solid growth medium (such as in a Petri dish), at a concentration such that individual colonies will grow from single cells sufficiently well separated from other colonies so that pure cultures derived from a single organism can be isolated.
- transitive v. to make large quantities of a segment of DNA by inserting it, using biochemical techniques, into the DNA of a microorganism, and growing that microorganism in large numbers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, the condition of clonus.
- n. Same as clon.
- n. In the nomenclature of the spicular elements of sponges, one of the branches of a spicule: generally restricted to tetraxial forms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction
- n. a person who is almost identical to another
- v. make multiple identical copies of
- n. an unauthorized copy or imitation
Biologists use the term clone to describe cells that share a common genetic ancestor.
And Digg as a community continuously slanders anything that is a digg competitor (using the term clone, instead of ‘inspired by’).
But enlisting Ms. Yingluck as what he describes as his "clone" seems to be a masterstroke, analysts say.
I like the whole, “a clone is a second class citizen”, theme they tested sometimes.
Webber coined the term "clone," from the Greek klon, to refer to the technique of propagating new plants using cuttings, bulbs or buds.
... an official with Clonaid, the cloning company the Raelians founded in 1997, told CTV News that the clone is a girl and a genetic replica of a U.S. woman in her 30s who is unable to have children with her husband naturally.
Frum clone is right; just read his piece on Colin Powell.
Arguing that a M4 clone is no more likely to have a 40 round magazine available for it as, say, a Remington 852 is justsilly.
Except the Sam Bell we know suffers an accident, and a clone is brought to life who then discovers his body and brings him back to the station.
Then a Sam Bell clone is brought out storage and brought to life to begin another three-year cycle.