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[mon-uh-klohn-l] /ˌmɒn əˈkloʊn l/ Biology
pertaining to cells or cell products derived from a single clone.
a monoclonal antibody or other monoclonal product.
Origin of monoclonal
1910-15; mono- + clone + -al1 Unabridged
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monoclonal in Medicine

monoclonal mon·o·clo·nal (mŏn'ə-klō'nəl)
Of or relating to a protein from a single clone of cells, all molecules of which are the same, as in the Bence-Jones protein.

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