Definition of transgenic in English:

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transgenic

Pronunciation: /transˈjenik/
Pronunciation: /tranzˈjenik/

adjective

Biology
Relating to or denoting an organism that contains genetic material into which DNA from an unrelated organism has been artificially introduced.
Example sentences
  • Also the genetic background in common laboratory and transgenic mice affects the phenotype.
  • Yet surely we should not be patenting whole life forms, such as transgenic mice or cotton plants?
  • The development of transgenic mice has opened up new possibilities for mutagenicity testing in small animal models.

Origin

1980s: from trans- 'across' + gene + -ic.

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Syllabification: trans·gen·ic

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