nuclear transfer


noun

the procedure used to produce the first cloned mammals, in which the nucleus of a somatic cell is transferred into an egg cell whose own nucleus has been removed. This cell is then stimulated by an electric shock to divide and form an embryo

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Medical definitions for nuclear transfer

nuclear transfer

n.

The transfer of the nucleus of one cell to another cell whose nucleus has been removed.
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