cell line

noun

Definition of cell line

: a cell culture selected for uniformity from a cell population derived from a usually homogeneous tissue source (such as an organ) a newly established cell line derived from a human endometrial carcinomaBiol. Abstracts

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Recent Examples on the Web The Roanoke native who died in 1951 was the source of the first immortal human cell line. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 23 July 2021 But Hopkins officials have long contended the institution never patented her cell line and therefore doesn’t own the rights to it and never profited. Washington Post, 31 July 2021 But Hopkins officials have long contended the institution never patented her cell line, and therefore doesn’t own the rights to it and never profited. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, 30 July 2021 There is Henrietta Lacks, whose cancer cells in the 1950s were the source of an important cell line medical researchers still use today. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 July 2021 Miga said that studies of the cell line had shown it to be similar to human cells, and that the researchers used cells that had been kept frozen, not propagated for many years. Matthew Herper, STAT, 2 June 2021 Going forward, the researchers plan to run more detailed cell line and animal studies on some of the more promising drug candidates. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2021 In the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the cell line is used to help to create the vaccine but isn't actually in the vaccine, said Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2021 The conference also specified that the use of the cell line in development and production meant that AstraZeneca's vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson's, raised more moral concerns than the other two. Sam Dorman, Fox News, 3 Mar. 2021

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Cell line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cell%20line. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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cell line

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Medical Definition of cell line

: a cell culture selected for uniformity from a cell population derived from a usually homogeneous tissue source (as an organ) a newly established cell line derived from human endometrial carcinomaBiological Abstracts

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