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trans-

 
word element [L.], through; across; beyond.

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1. Prefix (in italics) denoting across, through, beyond; opposite of cis-.
2. In genetics, a prefix denoting the location of two genes on opposite chromosomes of a homologous pair.
3. In organic chemistry (in italics), a form of geometric isomerism in which the atoms attached to two carbon atoms, joined by double bonds, are located on opposite sides of the molecule.
4. In biochemistry, a prefix to a group name in an enzyme name or a reaction denoting transfer of that group from one compound to another; for example, transformylase (transfers a formyl group), transpeptidation.
[L. trans, through, across]

trans-

word element [L.], through; across; beyond.

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[trans-, tranz-]
prefix meaning "across, through, over": transabdominal, transferase, transplacental.

trans-

1. Prefix denoting across, through, beyond; opposite of cis-.
2. genetics Denoting the location of two genes on opposite chromosomes of a homologous pair.
3. organic chemistry A form of geometric isomerism in which the atoms attached to two carbon atoms, joined by double bonds, are located on opposite sides of the molecule.
4. biochemistry A prefix to a group name in an enzyme name or a reaction denoting transfer of that group from one compound to another.
[L. trans, through, across]

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Prefix denoting across, through or beyond. In stereochemistry, indicating that two groups are in the TRANS configuration. The prefix is usually italicized.

trans-

prefix denoting across or over.

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acting the product of a GENE that is capable of acting on genes elsewhere in the CELL. The gene product, for example a REPRESSOR, is diffusible and so can diffuse through the cytoplasm to act on other DNA molecules. Compare CIS -ACTING.

trans-

word element. [L.] through, across, beyond.