clone

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
clone

Plural
clones

  1. (biology) A clone is a living being produced from another being that is genetically identical to the first being.
    Ewe Dolly is known to be the first man-made clone.
    All these cells are clones of a first cell that has divided.
  2. A copy or imitation of something, living or not.
    This counterfeiter has a lot of talent : the painting he has made is a perfect clone of the original one.

Verb[change]

Plain form
clone

Third-person singular
clones

Past tense
cloned

Past participle
cloned

Present participle
cloning

  1. (biology) To clone is to make an identical copy of something, especially a living being.
    Cells usually reproduce by cloning themselves.
    It is considered morally unacceptable to clone human beings.