clonally

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From clonal +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

clonally (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly botany) By means of asexual reproduction. [from 20th c.]
  2. By means of cellular or molecular cloning; in a clonal way. [from 20th c.]
    • 2011, Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of all Maladies, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 39:
      But cancer is not simply a clonal disease; it is a clonally evolving disease.