[trans-doos, -dyoos, tranz-]
- to convert (energy) from one form into another.
- Genetics. to cause transduction in (a cell).
Origin of transduce
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Word Origin and History for transduce
1949, back-formation from transducer. Related: Transduced; transducing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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.