cell line

noun Cell Biology.
a perpetuating strain of cells in laboratory culture.


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cell line
biology a clone of animal or plant cells that can be grown in a suitable nutrient culture medium in the laboratory

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cell line n.
Cells grown in tissue culture and representing generations of a primary culture.

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Example sentences
It provides a backstop that prevents a runaway cell line from reproducing indefinitely, and thus becoming a tumour.
One stem cell line is a collection of primordial cells taken from one embryo created in a petri dish.
Patients had sued researchers for patenting a cell line or gene isolated from samples without the donors' knowledge.
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