from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cell that is produced in the laboratory from the fusion of an antibody-producing lymphocyte and a nonantibody-producing cancer cell, usually a myeloma or lymphoma. It proliferates and produces a continuous supply of a specific monoclonal antibody.

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  • noun immunology A hybrid cell engineered from a lymphocyte and a tumour cell; used to generate monoclonal antibodies

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  • noun a hybrid cell resulting from the fusion of a lymphocyte and a tumor cell; used to culture a specific monoclonal antibody


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