transgenic etymology

English word transgenic comes from English trans-, English -genic

Detailed word origin of transgenic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
trans- English (eng) (chemistry) A compound in which two atoms or groups are situated on opposite sides of some plane of symmetry passing through the compound. (Also used without the hyphen as an adjective; see trans.). Across, through, over, beyond, to or on the other side of, outside of.. Transgender or transsexual, or pertaining to those who are transgender or transsexual.
-genic English (eng) Produced or generated by something. Producing or generating something. Suitable to be produced, or reproduced.
transgenic English (eng) An organism whose genome has been genetically modified. Of, or pertaining to an organism whose genome has been changed by the addition of a gene from another species; (of an organism) whose genome has been changed by such addition, genetically modified.

Words with the same origin as transgenic

Descendants of trans-
abled transbronchial transchromosomic transcontinental transcranial transdimensional transesterification transfolk transgender transglycosylate translady translocatable transnational transnitrosylate transpass transprimer transresveratrol transriverine transsexual transthoracic transtibial transvaginal transvector transworld
Descendants of -genic
Eurogenic acidogenic agnogenic arrhythmogenicity biogenic carcinogenic cardiogenic cariogenic cladogenic cryogenic endogenic lysogenicity mediagenicity monogenic myceliogenic neurogenic osteogenic pathogenic petrogenic photogenicity psychogenic tenogenic toxicogenic tremorogenic