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Pronunciation: klon


  1. A colony or group of organisms (or an individual organism), or a colony of cells derived from a single organism or cell by asexual reproduction, all having identical genetic constitutions.
  2. To produce such a colony or individual.
  3. A short section of DNA that has been copied by means of gene cloning.
  4. A homogeneous population of DNA molecules.

See: cloning

[G. klon, slip, cutting used for propagation]

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