transduce

[ 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

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Word Origin and History for transduce

transduce

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for transduce

transduce

[ trăns-dōōs, trănz- ]

v.

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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