Definition of transgenic in English:

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Pronunciation: /tranzˈdʒɛnɪk/
Pronunciation: /trɑːnzˈdʒɛnɪk/ Pronunciation: /transˈdʒɛnɪk/ Pronunciation: /trɑːnsˈdʒɛnɪk/


Relating to or denoting an organism that contains genetic material into which DNA from an unrelated organism has been artificially introduced: male transgenic mice transgenic foods raise numerous health safety questions
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  • 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.



Example sentences
  • We have functionally rescued these phenotypes with both genomic and cDNA transgenes.
  • For autosomal transgenes, both males and females were used for classification.
  • This allowed us to obtain homozygous mutants carrying the wild-type transgene in the next generation.


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

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