transfectant

noun
trans·​fec·​tant | \ tran(t)s-ˈfek-tənt How to pronounce transfectant (audio) \

Medical Definition of transfectant

: a cell that has incorporated foreign nucleic acid and especially DNA through a process of transfection

Learn More About transfectant

Dictionary Entries Near transfectant

trans-fatty acid

transfectant

transfection

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Transfectant.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/transfectant. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!