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Syllabification: pol·y·clo·nal
Pronunciation: /ˌpäliˈklōnl

Definition of polyclonal in English:


Medicine & Biology
Consisting of or derived from many clones.
Example sentences
  • One should note whether the antibody is polyclonal or monoclonal and also the species and isotype of the primary antibody.
  • Most of these analytes are measured by immunoassays using monoclonal or polyclonal antibodies.
  • We applied the model to several different T-cell clones and to a polyclonal cell line representative of a subpopulation present in blood.

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