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Definition of transgenic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

transgenic

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adjective
BrE BrE//ˌtrænzˈdʒenɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtrænzˈdʒenɪk//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌtrænsˈdʒenɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtrænsˈdʒenɪk//
 
(biology) Genetic engineering
 
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(of a plant or an animal) having genetic material introduced from another type of plant or animal synonym genetically modified transgenic crops See related entries: Genetic engineering Word Origin 1980s: from trans- ‘across’ + gene + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: transgenic

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