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cell line

noun, Cell Biology
a perpetuating strain of cells in laboratory culture.
Origin of cell line
1950-55 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cell line
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for cell line

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 in Medicine

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

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