Term: monoclonal (mAb or
Literally meaning: “single sprout”
Origin: Anc Greek
μόνος/monos(=singular, alone) > μονόω/monoo(=stay alone) >μένω/meno(=stay)
κλων/clon(=twig, young branch), >κλάω/clao(=cut,lop)
Monoclonal antibodies are antibodies that are the same because they are made by identical hybridoma cells that are all clones (genetically similar population) of a unique parent cell.