[ 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).

Nearby words

  1. transcytosis,
  2. transdermal,
  3. transdermal patch,
  4. transdialect,
  5. transdniestria,
  6. transducer,
  7. transducer cell,
  8. transductant,
  9. transduction,
  10. transe

Origin of transduce

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

Word Origin and History for transduce



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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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