transgenic [trans-jen-ik, tranz‐] Word Origin adjective
- of, relating to, or containing a gene or genes transferred from another species: transgenic mice.
Origin of transgenic First recorded in 1980–85 British Dictionary definitions for transgenic transgenic adjective
- (of an animal or plant) containing genetic material artificially transferred from another species
transgenic in Medicine transgenic [trăns-jĕn′ĭk, trănz-] adj.
- Of, relating to, or being an organism whose genome has been altered by the transfer of a gene or genes from another species or breed:transgenic mice.
- Of or relating to the study of transgenic organisms.
transgenic in Science transgenic [trăns-jĕn′ĭk]
- Relating to an organism whose genome has been altered by the transfer of a gene or genes from another species or breed. Transgenic organisms are used in research to help determine the function of the inserted gene, while in industry they are used to produce a desired substance.