- In immunochemistry, pertaining to proteins ( i.e., antibodies) from more than a single clone of cells, in contradistinction to monoclonal.
* * *poly·clo·nal 'päl-i-.klōn-əl adj produced by or being cells derived from two or more cells of different ancestry or genetic constitution <\polyclonal antibody synthesis>
* * *poly·clo·nal (pol″e-kloґnəl) 1. derived from different cells. 2. of or pertaining to multiple clones. Cf. monoclonal and oligoclonal.
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polyclonal — ¦pälē¦klōnəl, lə̇¦k adjective Etymology: poly + clone + al (I) : produced by, involving, or being cells derived from two or more cells of different ancestry or genetic constitution polyclonal antibody synthesis polyclonal activation of T cells… … Useful english dictionary
polyclonal — adjective Date: 1914 produced by, involving, or being cells derived from two or more cells of different ancestry or genetic constitution < polyclonal antibody synthesis > < polyclonal activation of T cells and B cells > … New Collegiate Dictionary
polyclonal — /pol ee klohn l/, adj. 1. Biol. pertaining to cells or cell products derived from several lines of clones. n. 2. Immunol. See polyclonal antibody. [1960 65; POLY + CLONAL] * * * … Universalium
polyclonal — adjective descended from more than one small groups of cells, especially ones of different genetic origin See Also: polyclone … Wiktionary
polyclonal — [ˌpɒlɪ kləʊn(ə)l] adjective Medicine & Biology consisting of or derived from many clones … English new terms dictionary
polyclonal — poly·clo·nal … English syllables
polyclonal — pol•y•clo•nal [[t]ˌpɒl iˈkloʊn l[/t]] adj. pertaining to cells or cell products derived from several lines of clones • Etymology: 1960–65 … From formal English to slang
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polyclonal compartment — When the progeny of several cells occupy an area or volume with a defined boundary, it is referred to as a polyclonal compartment, eg. clones lying close to the mid line of the wing of Drosophila … Dictionary of molecular biology