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transduction

[ trans-duhk-shuhn, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈdʌk ʃən, trænz- /
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noun Genetics.

the transfer of genetic material from one cell to another by means of a virus.

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Origin of transduction

1952; trans- + -duction, as in induction, production, etc.

OTHER WORDS FROM transduction

trans·duc·tant [trans-duhk-tuhnt, tranz-], /trænsˈdʌk tənt, trænz-/, nountrans·duc·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for transduction

transduction
/ (trænzˈdʌkʃən) /

noun

genetics the transfer by a bacteriophage of genetic material from one bacterium to another

Word Origin for transduction

C17: from Latin transductiō, variant of trāductiō a leading along, from trādūcere to lead over; see traduce
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for transduction

transduction
[ trăns-dŭkshən, trănz- ]

n.

Transfer of genetic material or characteristics from one bacterial cell to another by a bacteriophage or plasmid.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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