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Transformation

Definition

noun, plural: transformations

(1) The act, state or process of changing, such as in form or structure; the conversion from one form to another.

(2) (biology) Any change in an organism that alters its general character and mode of life; post-natal biological transformation or metamorphosis.

(3) (genetics) The genetic alteration of a bacterial cell resulting from the transfer of foreign DNA.

(4) (physiology) The conversion of a normal cell into becoming malignant.

(5) (chemistry) The conversion of a substrate to a product omitting the reagents or catalysts.


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Word origin: Latin trānsfōrmātiōn- (s. of trānsfōrmātiō) change of shape
Related forms: transformational (adjective)

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