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 (trăns-dŭk′shən, trănz-)
1. The conversion of input energy of one form into output energy of another form.
3. The transfer of genetic material from one cell to another, especially a bacterial cell, through the use of a bacteriophage.

[From Latin transductus, past participle of trānsdūcere, to transfer; see transducer.]

trans·duc′tion·al adj.
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(Genetics) genetics the transfer by a bacteriophage of genetic material from one bacterium to another
[C17: from Latin transductiō, variant of trāductiō a leading along, from trādūcere to lead over; see traduce]
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(trænsˈdʌk ʃən, trænz-)

the transfer of genetic material from one cell to another by means of a virus.
[1952; trans- + -duction, as in induction, production, etc.]
trans•duc′tant (-tənt) n.
trans•duc′tion•al, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transduction - (genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.transduction - the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different formtransduction - the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form; "the transduction of acoustic waves into voltages by a microphone"
microphoning - the transduction of sound waves into electrical waves (by a microphone)
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
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