Bokanovsky’s Process, n: a fictional technique of cloning described in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. It involves stopping or retarding the development of an egg, usually by large doses of alcohol. The egg reacts to this stimulus by budding, sometimes up to 96 times. In the novel, the record is said to be around 17,000 times, a feat accomplished by scientists in Mombasa. This is how the society in Brave New World was supplied with the lower echelons to do its menial work, like working elevators and such. — bokanovskify, v.

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