transduction

noun
trans·duc·tion | \tran(t)s-ˈdək-shən, tranz-\

Definition of transduction 

: the action or process of transducing especially : the transfer of genetic material from one microorganism to another by a viral agent (such as a bacteriophage)

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Other Words from transduction

transductant \tran(t)s-ˈdək-tənt, tranz- \ noun
transductional \tran(t)s-ˈdək-shnəl, tranz-, -shə-nᵊl \ adjective

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The system—a type of two-component signal transduction system—involves a protein embedded in the bacteria’s membrane that responds to some environmental cue. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Deadly superbug just got scarier—it can mysteriously thwart last-resort drug," 9 Mar. 2018 This demonstrated the sound transduction through bone conduction behind the implant. Rachel Metz, WIRED, "Lying Through Their Teeth," 11 Apr. 2006

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First Known Use of transduction

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for transduction

Latin transducere

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transduction

noun
trans·duc·tion | \-ˈdek-shən \

Medical Definition of transduction 

1 : the action or process of converting something and especially energy or a message into another form

2 : the transfer of genetic material from one organism (as a bacterium) to another by a genetic vector and especially a bacteriophage — compare transformation sense 2

Other Words from transduction

transductional \-shnəl, -shən-ᵊl \ adjective

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