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clone

noun [C] uk   /kləʊn/  us   /kloʊn/
a plant or animal that has the same genes as the original from which it was produced informal disapproving someone or something that looks very much like someone or something else: Most people saw her as just another blond-haired, red-lipped Marilyn Monroe clone. specialized computing a computer that operates in a very similar way to the one that it was copied from

clone

verb [T] uk   /kləʊn/  us   /kloʊn/
to create a clone of a plant or animal: Scientists have already cloned a sheep. Experiments to try to clone human embryos have met with hostility from some sections of the public.
cloning
noun [U] uk   /ˈkləʊ.nɪŋ/  us   /ˈkloʊ-/
animal/human cloning
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