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transfect

[trans-fekt]
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verb (used with object) Microbiology.
  1. to cause transfection in (a cell).

Origin of transfect

First recorded in 1964; trans- + (in)fect
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British Dictionary definitions for transfect

transfect

verb
  1. (tr) to bring about transfection in

Word Origin

from trans- + (in) fect
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