Definition of Monoclonal

1. Noun. Any of a class of antibodies produced in the laboratory by a single clone of cells or a cell line and consisting of identical antibody molecules.

Exact synonyms: Monoclonal Antibody
Generic synonyms: Antibody
Specialized synonyms: Infliximab, Remicade



2. Adjective. Forming or derived from a single clone.
Partainyms: Clone

Definition of Monoclonal

1. Adjective. (biochemistry) genetically engineered from a single clone; used especially of a protein or antibody ¹

2. Noun. (immunochemistry) something produced from a single clone, especially a monoclonal antibody ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monoclonal

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Monoclonal

1. 1. Used of a cell line whether within the body or in culture to indicate that it has a single clonal origin. 2. Monoclonal antibodies are produced by a single clone of hybridoma cells and are therefore a single species of antibody molecule. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monoclonal

monochromy
monochronic
monociliate
monociliated
monocistronic
monocistronic RNA
monocle
monocled
monocles
monoclinal
monocline
monoclines
monoclinic
monoclinus
monoclonal (current term)
monoclonal antibodies
monoclonal antibody
monoclonal immunoglobulin
monoclonal peak
monoclonal protein
monoclonals
monocomponent
monocondyla
monocoordinated
monocoque
monocoques
monocot family
monocot genus

Literary usage of Monoclonal

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1. Understanding the Immune System by Lydia Woods Schindler (1991)
"The monoclonal antibody known as OKT3 is saving organ transplants threatened with ... monoclonal antibodies are essential to the manufacture of genetically ..."

2. Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics by Edward R Dougherty (2005)
"monoclonal antibodies bind target cells more specifically, therefore they ... monoclonal antibodies can affect the cancer cells by themselves even without ..."

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