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electroporation

Pronunciation: e-lek'tro-por-a'shun

Definition: A technique in which a brief electric shock is applied to cells; momentary holes open briefly in the plasma membrane, allowing the entry of macromolecules (a way of introducing new DNA into a cell).

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