from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Infection of a cell with purified viral nucleic acid, resulting in subsequent replication of the virus in the cell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The introduction of foreign DNA into a eukaryotic cell.
trans- + (in)fection.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of trans- and infection (Wiktionary)