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monoclonal

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adjective mono·clo·nal \ˌmä-nə-ˈklō-nəl\

Definition of monoclonal

  1. :  produced by, being, or composed of cells derived from a single cell

monoclonal

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1914

First Known Use of monoclonal

1914


Medical Dictionary

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monoclonal

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adjective mono·clo·nal \ˌmän-ə-ˈklōn-əl\

Medical Definition of monoclonal

  1. :  produced by, being, or composed of cells derived from a single cell <a monoclonal tumor>; especially :  relating to or being an antibody derived from a single cell in large quantities for use against a specific antigen (as a cancer cell)




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monoclonal

noun mono·clo·nal

Medical Definition of monoclonal

  1. :  a monoclonal antibody




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