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Relating to or denoting an organism that contains genetic material into which DNA from an unrelated organism has been artificially introduced.
- ‘Tissues were harvested from five independent transgenic lines grown in vitro.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Also the genetic background in common laboratory and transgenic mice affects the phenotype.’
- ‘Gene mutational damage in the liver can be assessed in the transgenic animal mutation assay.’
1980s: from trans- ‘across’+ gene + -ic.
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