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transfection

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

Definition of TRANSFECTION

:  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
trans·fect \-ˈfekt\ transitive verb

Origin of TRANSFECTION

trans- + infection
First Known Use: 1964

transfection

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

Medical Definition of TRANSFECTION

:  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
trans·fect \-ˈfekt\ transitive verb

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