un·​trans·​formed ˌən-tran(t)s-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce untransformed (audio)
: not changed in form : not transformed
untransformed cells
… six years later the nearest boroughs of the city … remain untransformed by the project's impact.Justin Welby

Examples of untransformed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For years, her identity — as an artist and a survivor — has been intimately bound up in Ruben’s, and their lengthy time apart will leave neither of them untransformed. Justin Chang Film Critic, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2020 Transformative policies are not likely to emerge from an untransformed process. Jim Lardner, The New Yorker, 31 July 2020 Our results show that inhibiting DNA damage signaling can improve the efficiency of precision genome editing in normal, untransformed cells. Sharon Begley, STAT, 19 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untransformed was circa 1775

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“Untransformed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untransformed. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


un·​trans·​formed -tran(t)s-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce untransformed (audio)
: not transformed
specifically : not having undergone genetic transformation
untransformed cells
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