monoclonal

adjective mono·clo·nal \ ˌmä-nə-ˈklō-nᵊl \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of monoclonal

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

monoclonal

noun

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First Known Use of monoclonal

1914


Medical Dictionary

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monoclonal

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

medical Definition of monoclonal

: 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

medical Definition of monoclonal

: a monoclonal antibody

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