[ trans-jen-ik, tranz‐ ]

  1. of, relating to, or containing a gene or genes transferred from another species: transgenic mice.

Origin of transgenic

First recorded in 1980–85

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How to use transgenic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for transgenic


/ (trænzˈdʒɛnɪk) /

  1. (of an animal or plant) containing genetic material artificially transferred from another species

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Scientific definitions for transgenic


[ trăns-jĕnĭk ]

  1. Relating to an organism whose genome has been altered by the transfer of a gene or genes from another species or breed. Transgenic organisms are used in research to help determine the function of the inserted gene, while in industry they are used to produce a desired substance.

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