Dictionary

transgene

transgene

noun trans·gene \ˈtran(t)s-ˌjēn, ˈtranz-\

Definition of TRANSGENE

:  a gene that is taken from the genome of one organism and introduced into the genome of another organism by artificial techniques

First Known Use of TRANSGENE

1984

transgene

noun trans·gene \ˈtran(t)s-ˌjēn, ˈtranz-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRANSGENE

:  a gene that is taken from the genome of one organism and introduced into the genome of another organism by artificial techniques

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: transgenic (adjective)Previous Word in the Dictionary: transgenderAll Words Near: transgene
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears