transduction


trans·duc·tion

noun \-ˈdək-shən\

Definition of TRANSDUCTION

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

Origin of TRANSDUCTION

Latin transducere
First Known Use: 1947

trans·duc·tion

noun \-ˈdek-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSDUCTION

1
: the action or process of converting something and especially energy or a message into another form
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
trans·duc·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective

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