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Definition of "polyclonal" []

  • Descended from more than one group of cells, especially of genetically different origins. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "polyclonal" in a sentence
  • "These types of antibodies which can react with the same antigen are designated as polyclonal antibodies."
  • "Rabbits used to raise polyclonal Ab are nearly always exsanguinated at the final bleed, and anything used to make monoclonals is sacrificed as part of the procedure."
  • "Arnon, Monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies against acetaldehyde-containing epitopes in acetaldehydeprotein adducts, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 83 1986: 7923-27."