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transgenic Syllabification: trans·gen·ic
Pronunciation: /transˈjenik/

Definition of transgenic in English:


Of, 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.


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

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