Definition of transgenic in English:

transgenic

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

transgenic

/tranzˈdʒɛnɪk/