transfect

[ trans-fekt ]
/ trænsˈfɛkt /

verb (used with object) Microbiology.

to cause transfection in (a cell).

Nearby words

  1. transesterification,
  2. transeunt,
  3. transexual,
  4. transf.,
  5. transfd.,
  6. transfection,
  7. transfeminine,
  8. transfeminism,
  9. transfer,
  10. transfer agent

Origin of transfect

First recorded in 1964; trans- + (in)fect

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British Dictionary definitions for transfect

transfect

/ (trænsˈfɛkt) /

verb

(tr) to bring about transfection in

Word Origin for transfect

from trans- + (in) fect

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