antibody produced by a laboratory-grown cell clone, either of a hybridoma or a virus-transformed lymphocyte, that is more abundant and uniform than natural antibody and is able to bind specifically to a single site on almost any chosen antigen or reveal previously unknown antigen sites: used as an analytic tool in scientific research and medical diagnosis and potentially important in the treatment of certain diseases.
an antibody, produced by a single clone of cells grown in culture, that is both pure and specific and is capable of proliferating indefinitely to produce unlimited quantities of identical antibodies: used in diagnosis, therapy, and biotechnology
monoclonal antibody n.
Any of a class of highly specific antibodies produced by the clones of a single hybrid cell formed in the laboratory by the fusion of a B cell with a tumor cell and widely used in medical and biological research.
[mon-uh-kloh-nal-i-tee] /ˌmɒn ə kloʊˈnæl ɪ ti/ noun 1. Biology, Biotechnology. the state or condition of having one specific type of antibody.
[mon-uh-kohk, -kok] /ˈmɒn əˌkoʊk, -ˌkɒk/ noun 1. a type of boat, aircraft, or rocket construction in which the shell carries most of the stresses. 2. Automotive. a type of vehicular construction in which the body is combined with the chassis as a single unit. adjective 3. of, relating to, or being a monocoque. /ˈmɒnəˌkɒk/ noun […]
[mon-uh-kot] /ˈmɒn əˌkɒt/ noun, Botany. 1. a monocotyledon. monocotyledon (mŏn’ə-kŏt’l-ēd’n) or monocot (mŏn’ə-kŏt’l-ēd’n) Any of a class of angiosperm plants having a single cotyledon in the seed. Monocotyledons have leaves with parallel veins, flower parts in multiples of three, and fibrous root systems. Their primary vascular bundles are scattered throughout the stem, not arranged in […]
[mon-uh-kot-l-eed-n] /ˌmɒn əˌkɒt lˈid n/ noun, Botany. 1. an angiospermous plant of the class Monocotyledones, characterized by producing seeds with one and an endogenous manner of growth. /ˌmɒnəʊˌkɒtɪˈliːdən/ noun 1. any flowering plant of the class Monocotyledonae, having a single embryonic seed leaf, leaves with parallel veins, and flowers with parts in threes: includes grasses, […]