[trans-doos, -dyoos, tranz-]
verb (used with object), trans·duced, trans·duc·ing.
  1. to convert (energy) from one form into another.
  2. 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. 2018

Word Origin and History for transduce

1949, back-formation from transducer. Related: Transduced; transducing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

transduce in Medicine


[trăns-dōōs, trănz-]
  1. To convert energy from one form to another.
  2. To transfer genetic material or characteristics from one bacterial cell to another. Used of a bacteriophage or plasmid.
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