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 (trăns-do͞os′, -dyo͞os′, trănz-)
tr.v. trans·duced, trans·duc·ing, trans·duc·es
1. To convert (input energy of one form) into output energy of another form.
2. To transmit (a signal) within a cell or from the exterior of a cell to its interior.
3. To transfer (genetic material or characteristics) from one cell to another. Used of a bacteriophage or plasmid.

[Back-formation from transducer.]
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vb (tr)
1. (Electronics) electronics (of a microphone, electric motor, etc) to cause the conversion of energy from one form into another
2. (Genetics) genetics to cause the transfer by a bacteriophage of genetic material from one bacterium to another
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(trænsˈdus, -ˈdyus, trænz-)

v.t. -duced, -duc•ing.
1. to convert (energy) from one form into another.
2. to cause transduction in.
[1945–50; back formation from transducer or transduction]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.transduce - cause transduction (of energy forms)
convert, change over - change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"
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Now, the group led by Cristina Pujades has investigated how these boundary cells are able to "sense" the mechanical stimuli and transduce them into specific biological behaviors during zebrafish hindbrain segmentation.
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She said that the nerves in their ears that transduce that sound are the first part of the nervous system.
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At a basic biological level, information coded in plant genes 'instructs' them to capture, transduce, store, and utilize the photon energy from the sun to produce work.