hybridoma

noun

hy·​brid·​oma ˌhī-brə-ˈdō-mə How to pronounce hybridoma (audio)
: a hybrid cell produced by the fusion of an antibody-producing lymphocyte with a tumor cell and used to culture continuously a specific monoclonal antibody

Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hybridoma was in 1978

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“Hybridoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hybridoma. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hybridoma

noun
hy·​brid·​oma ˌhī-brə-ˈdō-mə How to pronounce hybridoma (audio)
: a hybrid cell produced by the fusion of an antibody-producing lymphocyte with a tumor cell and used to culture continuously a specific monoclonal antibody

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