Definition of clonal in US English:

clonal

adjective

  • See clone

    • ‘At that time, in the early 1960s, immunology was very much influenced by Burnet's theory of clonal selection.’
    • ‘In general, it seems unlikely that negative clonal selection against mutator clones is a significant effect.’
    • ‘Selective clonal and rigorous vineyard selection along with modern winemaking techniques have given the region a new lease of life.’
    • ‘Early on, Alan realized that clonal animals are arguably the best tools for studying evolution in the fossil record.’
    • ‘We instead focused on the frequency of clonal reproduction in F. grandifolia in cove forests and beech gap forests.’

Pronunciation

clonal

/ˈklōnl//ˈkloʊnl/