trans·gen·ic (trăns-jĕnĭk, trănz-)
1. 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; transgenic plants.
2. Of or relating to the study of transgenic organisms: transgenic research.
A transgenic organism.
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