transduce [trans-doos, -dyoos, tranz-] Word Origin verb (used with object), trans·duced, trans·duc·ing.
- to convert (energy) from one form into another.
- Genetics. to cause transduction in (a cell).
1949, back-formation from transducer. Related: Transduced; transducing.
transduce in Medicine transduce [trăns-dōōs′, trănz-] v.
- To convert energy from one form to another.
- To transfer genetic material or characteristics from one bacterial cell to another. Used of a bacteriophage or plasmid.