polyclonal

adjective poly·clon·al \ ˌpä-lē-ˈklō-nəl \

Definition of polyclonal

: produced by, involving, or being cells derived from two or more cells of different ancestry or genetic constitution
  • polyclonal antibody synthesis
  • polyclonal activation of T cells

First Known Use of polyclonal

1914


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polyclonal

adjective poly·clo·nal \ ˈpäl-i-ˌklōn-ᵊl \

medical Definition of polyclonal

: produced by or being cells derived from two or more cells of different ancestry or genetic constitution
  • polyclonal antibody synthesis

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