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transduction

[trans-duhk-shuh n, tranz-] /trænsˈdʌk ʃən, trænz-/
noun, Genetics.
1.
the transfer of genetic material from one cell to another by means of a virus.
Origin of transduction
1952
1952; trans- + -duction, as in induction, production, etc.
Related forms
transductant
[trans-duhk-tuh nt, tranz-] /trænsˈdʌk tənt, trænz-/ (Show IPA),
noun
transductional, adjective
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Examples from the web for transduction
  • According to the textbooks, transduction within the skin is transforming physical energy to neural energy.
British Dictionary definitions for transduction

transduction

/trænzˈdʌkʃən/
noun
1.
(genetics) the transfer by a bacteriophage of genetic material from one bacterium to another
Word Origin
C17: from Latin transductiō, variant of trāductiō a leading along, from trādūcere to lead over; see traduce
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Word Origin and History for transduction
n.

1650s, from Latin transductionem, noun of action from transducere/traducere (see traduce).

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transduction in Medicine

transduction trans·duc·tion (trāns-dŭk'shən, trānz-)
n.
Transfer of genetic material or characteristics from one bacterial cell to another by a bacteriophage or plasmid.

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