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



    BrE BrE//ˌtrænzˈdʒenɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌtrænzˈdʒenɪk//
    ; BrE BrE//ˌtrænsˈdʒenɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌtrænsˈdʒenɪk//
    (biology) Genetic engineering
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  1. 1transgenics [plural] the study or practice of creating transgenic plants or animals See related entries: Genetic engineering
  2. 2 [countable] a transgenic plant or animal See related entries: Genetic engineering
  3. Word Origin1980s: from trans- ‘across’ + gene + -ic.
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