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ˌmɒn əˈkloʊn lmon·o·clon·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monoclonal antibody, monoclonaladjective

    any of a class of antibodies produced in the laboratory by a single clone of cells or a cell line and consisting of identical antibody molecules

  2. monoclonaladjective

    forming or derived from a single clone


  1. monoclonalnoun

    something produced from a single clone, especially a monoclonal antibody

  2. monoclonaladjective

    genetically engineered from a single clone; used especially of a protein or antibody

  3. Etymology: mono- + clone + -al


  1. monoclonal

    Monoclonal refers to cells or substances, often antibodies, derived from a single cell or cell type, ensuring uniformity and consistency in their structure and function. Monoclonal antibodies, for example, are immune cells all identical to one unique parent cell, used worldwide in medical research, diagnostics, and treatments.


  1. Monoclonal

    Monoclonal cells are defined as a group of cells produced from a single ancestral cell by repeated cellular replication. Thus they can be said to form a single "clone". The process of replication can occur in vivo, or may be stimulated in vitro for laboratory manipulations. The use of the term typically implies that there is some method to distinguish between the cells of the original population from which the single ancestral cell is derived, such as a random genetic alteration, which is inherited by the progeny. The most common usages of this term are: ⁕Monoclonal antibodies: A single hybridoma cell, which by chance includes the appropriate VJ recombination to produce the desired antibody, is cloned to produce a large population of identical cells. In informal laboratory jargon the monoclonal antibodies isolated from cell culture supernatants of these hybridoma clones are simply called "monoclonals". ⁕Monoclonal neoplasms: A single aberrant cell which has undergone an oncogenic event reproduces itself into a large cancerous mass.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monoclonal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monoclonal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of monoclonal in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Fauci:

    One of the things you do is you get the virus and you grow it or you put it into a modified form called a pseudovirus. And when you do that, you can then get convalescent plasma, monoclonal antibodies, as well as sera and antibodies that are induced by the vaccine to see if they neutralize the virus.

  2. Ron DeSantis:

    Prior to the federal government takeover of the monoclonal market, Florida successfully distributed approximately 30,000 doses per week when we managed our own supply, the state has more than $800 million available to quickly deploy monoclonal antibody treatments throughout the state, and the only thing holding us back is the insufficient supply of treatment from the federal government.

  3. Ron DeSantis:

    We set up these centers this summer when we started to see the delta variant rear its head, and it worked. We were keeping tens of thousands of people out of the hospital, saved thousands of lives. No one disputes that, well, as that was happening in September, the federal government decided to seize control of the monoclonal antibodies and cut supplies to Florida and Texas, mainly.

  4. Dana White:

    I said (to Rogan) listen, I have no smell, which probably means I have no taste. He said as soon as you get up in the morning get tested. So I get up 9 o’clock Monday morning, get tested. I test positive. He said get monoclonal antibodies in you as soon as possible so I did. By noon, I had the monoclonal antibodies in me and then he told me to do an NAD drip. I did that right after, tuesday, I get ready to shave, cleaning my razor, I can smell the alcohol. My taste and smell were back by the next day at 11 o’clock in the morning. Then, I took a dose of ivermectin. Yesterday, then I did a vitamin drip and then today I’m doing another NAD drip. Could not feel better. Feel like a million bucks. I’m doing two-a-day workouts by the way, too, for the next 10 days while I have COVID, and you know I’m in quarantine, and yeah, I got my smell and taste back in less than 24 hours.

  5. David Fajgenbaum:

    In the same way that monoclonal antibodies are extraordinarily effective given early in the disease course, one would surmise that plasma would be more likely to be more helpful if given earlier, and these trials just haven't been studying it in earlier disease course.

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