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trans·duce(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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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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trans•duce(trænsˈdus, -ˈdyus, trænz-)
v.t. -duced, -duc•ing.
1. to convert (energy) from one form into another.
2. to cause transduction in.
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