transfection

noun trans·fec·tion \ tran(t)s-ˈfek-shən , tranz- \

Definition of transfection

: infection of a cell with isolated viral nucleic acid followed by production of the complete virus in the cell; also : the incorporation of exogenous DNA into a cell

transfect

play \-ˈfekt\ transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of transfection

trans- + infection


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transfection

noun trans·fec·tion \ tran(t)s-ˈfek-shən \

medical Definition of transfection

: infection of a cell with isolated viral nucleic acid followed by production of the complete virus in the cell; also : the incorporation of exogenous DNA into a cell

transfect

play \-ˈfekt\ transitive verb

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