Definition of clone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kləʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kloʊn//
    Genetic engineering, Cell biology
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  1. 1 (biology) a plant or an animal that is produced naturally or artificially from the cells of another plant or animal and is therefore exactly the same as it See related entries: Genetic engineering, Cell biology
  2. 2(sometimes disapproving) a person or thing that seems to be an exact copy of another Caroline’s brothers grinned alongside her, clones of their father.
  3. 3(computing) a computer that is a copy of another more expensive model Once they found that IBM PC clones were just as good, companies saved a lot.
  4. Word Originearly 20th cent.: from Greek klōn ‘twig’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: clone

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