Definition of transfectant in English:

transfectant

noun

Microbiology
  • See transfect

    • ‘Stable transfectants with this hypoxia-responsive vector were established using G418 selection for 10 days.’
    • ‘All transfectants lacked detectable telomerase activity, showed progressive telomere shortening and ultimately arrested and died.’
    • ‘At 1 ng/ml MMC, no statistically significant difference was observed between wild-type, mutant and vector transfectants.’
    • ‘The generation and properties of transfectants expressing the tk gene of HSV - 1 have been described in detail.’
    • ‘The antibiotic-resistant colonies were isolated, and a second selection was performed to identify and isolate the transfectants with the highest luciferase expression.’

Pronunciation

transfectant

/-ənt/