adj. Describes an animal or plant that has been genetically altered.

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"The transplantation of foreign genes into plants has provoked widespread fear around the world that mankind would poison the environment. But to date there has been less concern about transgenic livestock, in part because the reproduction of animals, unlike that of field crops, can be tightly controlled."
—Justin Gillis, "Cows and Clones on a Va. Pharm," The Washington Post

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