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Definition of "hybridoma" [hybridoma]

  • 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. (noun)

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Use "hybridoma" in a sentence
  • "Standard methods were available for selectively growing cells with functional HPRT enzymes and had already been used for several years for selection of mutants, hybridoma cells in monoclonal antibody production etc."
  • "The principle features of the hybridoma technology is as follows (Figure 2)."
  • "The hybridoma cells can be stored in tissue banks and the very same monoclonal antibody can be used all over the world with a guarantee for eternal supply."