transfection[trans fek′s̸hən, tranz-]
the injection of naked nucleic acids into cells or bacteria so as to infect them, as in cancer research
Introduction of a segment of DNA or RNA into a eukaryotic cell by means of one of a variety of physical or chemical methods or through viral infection.
Origin of transfectiontrans– + (in)fection.
- (molecular biology) The introduction of foreign DNA into a eukaryotic cell.