cloning Definition

  • 1the process of producing genetically identical individuals of an organism either naturally or artificially
  • 2the production of a group of genetically identical cells or organisms, all descended from a single individual

Using cloning: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "cloning" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The cloning of Dolly the sheep was a major scientific breakthrough.

  • Example

    Cloning has been used to produce genetically identical plants for agricultural purposes.

  • Example

    The company is working on cloning human organs for transplant purposes.

cloning Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for cloning

Phrases with cloning

  • the production of embryonic stem cells for use in medical treatments


    Therapeutic cloning has the potential to cure many diseases.

  • the creation of an organism that is genetically identical to another organism


    Reproductive cloning has ethical implications and is currently illegal in many countries.

  • the process of making multiple copies of a specific DNA sequence


    Molecular cloning is an important technique in genetic engineering.


Summary: cloning in Brief

Cloning [ˈkloʊnɪŋ] is the process of producing genetically identical individuals of an organism, either naturally or artificially. It can be used to produce genetically identical cells or organisms for various purposes, such as medical treatments or agricultural purposes. Cloning can be classified into therapeutic cloning, reproductive cloning, and molecular cloning.

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