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Date: 1900-2000
Language: Greek
Origin: klon 'small branch'

clone

1 noun
     
clone1 [countable]
1HB technical an animal or plant produced by scientists from one cell of another animal or plant, so that they are exactly the same
2TDTD technical a computer that is built as an exact copy of a more famous computer:
an IBM clone
3 informal someone or something that looks and behaves exactly the same as someone or something else
clone of
She's an exact clone of her sister!

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