transduce

verb

trans·​duce tran(t)s-ˈdüs How to pronounce transduce (audio)
tranz-,
-ˈdyüs
transduced; transducing

transitive verb

1
: to convert (something, such as energy or a message) into another form
essentially sense organs transduce physical energy into a nervous signal
2
: to cause (genetic material) to undergo transduction

Examples of transduce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tiny diaphragms, cantilevers, vibrating masses, or circuitous channels, usually smaller than 100 micrometers (the diameter of a human hair), respond to a physical stimulus and then transduce it to an electronic signal. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Nov. 2018 Then they are transduced with a virus containing new genetic instructions. Charles Graeber, WIRED, 25 July 2019 Once the stem cells were collected, they were sent to a lab where they were transduced with LentiGlobin, which inserted that healthy beta-globin gene. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 18 Apr. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Latin transducere to lead across, transfer, from trans- + ducere to lead — more at tow entry 1

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of transduce was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Transduce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transduce. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

transduce

transitive verb
transduced; transducing
1
: to convert (as energy or a message) into another form
essentially sense organs transduce physical energy into a nervous signal
2
: to cause (genetic material) to undergo transduction
also : to introduce genetic material into (a cell) by transduction
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