transduce

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

Definition of transduce

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 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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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transduce. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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transduce

transitive verb
trans·​duce | \ tran(t)s-ˈd(y)üs, tranz- How to pronounce transduce (audio) \
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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