transduce [trans-doos, -dyoos, tranz-] Word Origin verb (used with object), trans·duced, trans·duc·ing.

  1. to convert (energy) from one form into another.
  2. Genetics. to cause transduction in (a cell).

Origin of transduce 1945–50; back formation from transducer or transduction Word Origin and History for transduce v.

1949, back-formation from transducer. Related: Transduced; transducing.

transduce in Medicine transduce [trăns-dōōs′, trănz-] v.

  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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