Definition of transgenic in English:

transgenic

Pronunciation /trɑːnzˈdʒɛnɪk//tranzˈdʒɛnɪk//trɑːnsˈdʒɛnɪk//transˈdʒɛnɪk/

adjective

Biology
  • Relating to or denoting an organism that contains genetic material into which DNA from an unrelated organism has been artificially introduced.

    ‘male transgenic mice’
    ‘transgenic foods raise numerous health safety questions’
    • ‘Also the genetic background in common laboratory and transgenic mice affects the phenotype.’
    • ‘Tissues were harvested from five independent transgenic lines grown in vitro.’
    • ‘Gene mutational damage in the liver can be assessed in the transgenic animal mutation assay.’
    • ‘Yet surely we should not be patenting whole life forms, such as transgenic mice or cotton plants?’
    • ‘The development of transgenic mice has opened up new possibilities for mutagenicity testing in small animal models.’

Origin

1980s: from trans- ‘across’ + gene + -ic.

Pronunciation

transgenic

/trɑːnzˈdʒɛnɪk//tranzˈdʒɛnɪk//trɑːnsˈdʒɛnɪk//transˈdʒɛnɪk/