[ trans-jen-ik, tranz‐ ]
/ trænsˈdʒɛn ɪk, trænz‐ /
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of, relating to, or containing a gene or genes transferred from another species: transgenic mice.
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Origin of transgenic
First recorded in 1980–85
Words nearby transgenic
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Example sentences from the Web for transgenic
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
/ (trænzˈdʒɛnɪk) /
(of an animal or plant) containing genetic material artificially transferred from another species
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Medical definitions for transgenic
[ trăns-jĕn′ĭk, trănz- ]
Of, relating to, or being an organism whose genome has been altered by the transfer of a gene or genes from another species or breed:transgenic mice.
Of or relating to the study of transgenic organisms.
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Scientific definitions for transgenic
[ trăns-jĕn′ĭk ]
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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