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transduction

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noun trans·duc·tion \-ˈdək-shən\

Definition of transduction

  1. :  the action or process of transducing; especially :  the transfer of genetic material from one microorganism to another by a viral agent (as a bacteriophage)

trans·duc·tant play \-tənt\ noun
trans·duc·tion·al play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective


Origin of transduction

Latin transducere


First Known Use: 1947


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transduction

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noun trans·duc·tion \-ˈdek-shən\

Medical Definition of transduction

  1. 1:  the action or process of converting something and especially energy or a message into another form

  2. 2:  the transfer of genetic material from one organism (as a bacterium) to another by a genetic vector and especially a bacteriophage—compare transformation 2

  3. trans·duc·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective




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