of, relating to, or containing a gene or genes transferred from another species: transgenic mice.
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How to use transgenic in a sentence
The second half chronicles the advent of recent biotechnologies and their often bumpy rollouts, leading to squeamishness about genetically modified food and a blunder that resulted in accidentally transgenic cattle.‘Life as We Made It’ charts the past and future of genetic tinkering | Jaime Chambers | November 16, 2021 | Science News
They did share resources—for example, Baric sent the transgenic mice with human lung receptors to Wuhan.Inside the risky bat-virus engineering that links America to Wuhan | Rowan Jacobsen | June 29, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
In addition, researchers could apply for exemptions to work on ongoing experiments involving expensive materials or rare animals, such as a specialized strain of transgenic mice.
British Dictionary definitions for transgenic
(of an animal or plant) containing genetic material artificially transferred from another species
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Scientific definitions for transgenic
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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