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Pronunciation: tranz-duk'shun


  1. Transfer of genetic material (and its phenotypic expression) from one cell to another by viral infection.
  2. A form of genetic recombination in bacteria.
  3. Conversion of energy from one form to another.

[trans- + L. duco, pp. ductus, to lead across]

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