transduce

[trans-doos, -dyoos, tranz-]
verb (used with object), transduced, transducing.
1.
to convert (energy) from one form into another.
2.
Genetics. to cause transduction in (a cell).

Origin:
1945–50; back formation from transducer or transduction

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transduce trans·duce (trāns-dōōs', -dyōōs', trānz-)
v. trans·duced, trans·duc·ing, trans·duc·es

  1. To convert energy from one form to another.

  2. To transfer genetic material or characteristics from one bacterial cell to another. Used of a bacteriophage or plasmid.

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Eyes collect photons of certain wavelengths, transduce them into electrical signals, and send them to the brain.
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