transduce[trans do̵̅o̅s′, tranz-; -dyo̵̅o̅s′]
transitive verbtrans·duced, trans·duc·ing, trans·duc·es
- To convert (input energy of one form) into output energy of another form.
- To transfer (genetic material or characteristics) from one bacterial cell to another. Used of a bacteriophage or plasmid.
Origin of transduceBack-formation from transducer.
(third-person singular simple present transduces, present participle transducing, simple past and past participle transduced)