Definition of cell line in English:

cell line


  • A cell culture developed from a single cell and therefore consisting of cells with a uniform genetic makeup.

    • ‘Several of the changes occurred for both transformed and normal cell lines and were greater for the normal cell line.’
    • ‘One cell line responded to genotoxins and the other cell line responded to cytotoxins.’
    • ‘This cell line detects a wide variety of mutagenic lesions, including point mutations, deletions and various types of chromosomal aberrations.’
    • ‘Triamcinolone appeared to be the best inducer for the transgenic cell line investigated here.’
    • ‘When a damaged cell is unable to repair itself, an aberrant cell line, or malignancy, may result.’