Definition of Cline

1. Noun. American geneticist who succeeded in transferring a functioning gene from one mouse to another (born in 1934).

Exact synonyms: Martin Cline
Generic synonyms: Geneticist



Definition of Cline

1. Noun. (biology) A gradation in a character or phenotype within a species or other group. ¹

2. Noun. Any graduated continuum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cline

1. a series of changes within a species [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cline

1. A systematic relation between location and the frequencies of alleles; lines connecting points of equal frequency are termed isoclines, and the direction of the cline at any point is at right angles to an isocline. Origin: G. Klino, to slope (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cline

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clinch
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clindamycin
cline (current term)
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Literary usage of Cline

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"At the same court Henry cline [qv] was elected a member of the court of assistants, in the absence of a governor (one having just died, and the other being ..."

2. The Canada Law Journalby William S. Hein & Company by William S. Hein & Company (1872)
"Freeman, QC, during last term, obtained a rule upon one Simeon cline, to shew cause why ho should not be ordered to pay the costs of the plaintiff in thn ..."

3. The Life of Sir Astley Cooper, Bart.: Interspersed with Sketches from His by Bransby Blake Cooper (1843)
"IMMEDIATELY on Astley Cooper's arrival in London, he took up his residence with Mr. cline in Jefferies' Square, St. Mary Axe, in the same house in which he ..."

4. A Treatise on dislocations and fractures of the joints by Astley Cooper, Bransby Blake Cooper (1851)
"The following case was under the care of Mr. Henry cline, ... During this extension, Mr. H. cline put his knee against the outside of the joint, ..."

5. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1912)
"VOL 41 RR R—VOL 64 AM & ENG R CAS NS cline v. Norfolk & W. Ry. ... Action by James J. cline against the Norfolk & Western Railway Company. ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee by Joseph Brown Heiskell, Tennessee Supreme Court (1870)
"Joseph H. cline v. George W. Gaut. in concluding that no distinction was intended to ... JOSEPH H. cline r. GEORGE W. GAUT. FORMER JUDGMENT. Jurisdiction. ..."

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