transitive verb (transduced; transducing) Etymology: Latin transducere to lead across, transfer, from trans- + ducere to lead — more at tow Date: 1947 1. to convert (as energy or a message) into another form <
essentially sense organs transduce physical energy into a nervous signal
2. to cause (genetic material) to undergo transduction

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  • transduce — (v.) 1949, back formation from TRANSDUCER (Cf. transducer). Related: Transduced; transducing …   Etymology dictionary

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  • transduce — /trans doohs , dyoohs , tranz /, v.t., transduced, transducing. 1. to convert (energy) from one form into another. 2. Genetics. to cause transduction in (a cell). [1945 50; back formation from TRANSDUCER or TRANSDUCTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • transduce — verb a) To convert energy from one form to another b) To transfer genetic material from one bacterial cell to another See Also: transductant …   Wiktionary

  • transduce — v. convert a energy from one form to another; cause the transfer of genetic material between two cells by means of a virus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • transduce — trans·duce …   English syllables

  • transduce — trans•duce [[t]trænsˈdus, ˈdyus, trænz [/t]] v. t. duced, duc•ing 1) ene to convert (energy) from one form into another 2) gen to cause transduction in • Etymology: 1945–50; back formation from transducer or transduction …   From formal English to slang

  • transduce — verb cause transduction (of energy forms) • Derivationally related forms: ↑transduction, ↑transducer • Hypernyms: ↑convert, ↑change over • Verb Frames: Something s something …   Useful english dictionary

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