[ trans-doos, -dyoos, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈdus, -ˈdyus, trænz- /
verb (used with object), trans·duced, trans·duc·ing.
to convert (energy) from one form into another.
Genetics. to cause transduction in (a cell).
- transdermal patch,
- transducer cell,
Origin of transduce
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1949, back-formation from transducer. Related: Transduced; transducing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
[ trăns-dōōs′, trănz- ]
To convert energy from one form to another.
To transfer genetic material or characteristics from one bacterial cell to another. Used of a bacteriophage or plasmid.
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