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transfection

[trans-fek-shuh n] /trænsˈfɛk ʃən/
noun, Biotechnology.
1.
the insertion into a cell of a bacterial plasmid that contains a foreign virus or genetic material.
Origin of transfection
1964
First recorded in 1964; trans- + (in)fection
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British Dictionary definitions for transfection

transfection

/trænsˈfɛkʃən/
noun
1.
the transfer into another cell of genetic material isolated from a cell or virus
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transfection in Medicine

transfection trans·fec·tion (trāns-fěk'shən)
n.
Infection of a bacterium or cell with DNA or RNA isolated from a bacteriophage or from an animal or a plant virus, resulting in replication of the complete virus.

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