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transfection

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noun trans·fec·tion \tran(t)s-ˈfek-shən, tranz-\

Definition of transfection

  1. :  infection of a cell with isolated viral nucleic acid followed by production of the complete virus in the cell; also :  the incorporation of exogenous DNA into a cell

transfect

play \-ˈfekt\ transitive verb


Origin and Etymology of transfection

trans- + infection


First Known Use: 1964


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transfection

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noun trans·fec·tion \tran(t)s-ˈfek-shən\

Medical Definition of transfection

  1. :  infection of a cell with isolated viral nucleic acid followed by production of the complete virus in the cell; also :  the incorporation of exogenous DNA into a cell

transfect

\-ˈfekt\play transitive verb



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