[ 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).

Origin of transduce

1945–50; back formation from transducer or transduction Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for transduce


[ 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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