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mon'oclo'nal an'tibody



Biotech.
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. Abbr.: MAb

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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