transfection[trans fek′s̸hən, tranz-]
transfection definition by Webster's New World
the injection of naked nucleic acids into cells or bacteria so as to infect them, as in cancer research
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- transfect transitive verb
transfection definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Infection of a cell with purified viral nucleic acid, resulting in subsequent replication of the virus in the cell.
Origin: trans- + (in)fection.
- trans·fectˈ verb
transfection - Medical Definition
Infection of a bacterium or cell with DNA or RNA isolated from a bacteriophage or from an animal or a plant virus, resulting in replication of the complete virus.