• A living organism (originally a plant) produced asexually from a single ancestor, to which it is genetically identical.
  • A group of identical cells derived from a single cell.
  • A copy or imitation of something already existing, especially when designed to simulate it.
  • Two people who are exactly alike, as far as looks or behavior.


  • To create a clone of.


  • Coined (in botany) in 1903, based on Ancient Greek κλών. Figurative use from the 1970s.

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