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

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transfect \tran(t)s-ˈfekt, 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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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

Other words from transfection

transfect \-ˈfekt \ transitive verb

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