transfection

noun
trans·​fec·​tion | \ tran(t)s-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce transfection (audio) , 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

Other Words from transfection

transfect \ tran(t)s-​ˈfekt How to pronounce transfection (audio) , tranz-​ \ transitive verb

First Known Use of transfection

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for transfection

trans- + infection

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The first known use of transfection was in 1964

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“Transfection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transfection. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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transfection

noun
trans·​fec·​tion | \ tran(t)s-ˈfek-shən How to pronounce transfection (audio) \

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

Other Words from transfection

transfect \ -​ˈfekt How to pronounce transfection (audio) \ transitive verb

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