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[trans-jen-ik, tranz‐] /trænsˈdʒɛn ɪk, trænz‐/
of, relating to, or containing a gene or genes transferred from another species:
transgenic mice.
Origin of transgenic
1980-85 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for transgenic
  • Ditto for transgenic flies, cell lines, sequencing etc.
  • The engineered organisms scientists produce by transferring genes between species are called transgenic.
  • The cats are not transgenic animals-their genes have not been altered to make them less of an allergy risk.
  • The transgenic mouse thus created was much more sociable to its mate.
  • Then they can use the transgenic mice to figure out appropriate therapy for people.
  • The team has a variety of ideas about how to achieve this same effect in non-transgenic animals.
  • Another major area of interest is the use of transgenic animals for organ transplantation into humans.
  • Consumer resistance to transgenic food is high, part of a debate that is coming to life in courtrooms and online.
  • The scientists say this is the first example of a transgenic plant making an antibody that can fight an environmental toxin.
  • Controversial scheme might prevent transgenic spread.
British Dictionary definitions for transgenic


(of an animal or plant) containing genetic material artificially transferred from another species
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transgenic in Medicine

transgenic trans·ge·nic (trāns-jěn'ĭk, trānz-)

  1. 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.

  2. Of or relating to the study of transgenic organisms.

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transgenic in Science
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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