transduce

verb
trans·duce | \tran(t)s-ˈdüs, tranz-, -ˈdyüs\
transduced; transducing

Definition of transduce 

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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

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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, "Gene therapy helps patients avoid blood transfusion," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of transduce

1947, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for transduce

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

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transduce

transitive verb
trans·duce | \tran(t)s-ˈd(y)üs, tranz- \
transduced; transducing

Medical Definition of transduce 

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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