transduce


trans·duce

transitive verb \tran(t)s-ˈdüs, tranz-, -ˈdyüs\
trans·ducedtrans·duc·ing

Definition of TRANSDUCE

1
:  to convert (as energy or a message) into another form <essentially sense organs transduce physical energy into a nervous signal>
2
:  to cause (genetic material) to undergo transduction

Origin of TRANSDUCE

Latin transducere to lead across, transfer, from trans- + ducere to lead — more at tow
First Known Use: 1947

trans·duce

transitive verb \tran(t)s-ˈd(y)üs, tranz-\   (Medical Dictionary)
trans·ducedtrans·duc·ing

Medical Definition of TRANSDUCE

1
: to convert (as energy or a message) into another form <essentially sense organs transduce physical energy into a nervous signal>
2
: to cause (genetic material) to undergo transduction; also : to introduce genetic material into (a cell) by transduction

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