trans-, tran-, tra-

(Latin: across, through, over, beyond; on the far side of)

Don't confuse the tra- in this element with another tra- in "drag" or "draw". Trans- becomes tra- before the consonants -d, -j, -l, -m, -n, and -v.

allotransplantation (al" oh trans PLAN tay shuhn) (s) (noun), allotransplantations (pl)
The replacement of lost or damaged bodily tissue with an allograft or surgical substitute of a body part from one individual to a different person: An allotransplantation includes cornea (transparent front of the eye), cartilage (rubber-like padding that covers and protects the ends of long bones at the joints), bone, arteries (vessels that carry blood away from the heart), and cadaver (dead-body) epidermis that is stored in a skin-tissue bank.

Allotransplantation involves the moving of a part from one individual into another one which are usually not related to each other.

autologous transfusion (s) (noun), autologous transfusions (pl)
A procedure for collecting and storing a patient's own blood several weeks before its expected need by the patient: This method of providing blood, or autologous transfusion, for an individual is done in order to prevent the transmission of diseases which can take place with the use of donor blood.

Blood that is lost during a surgical procedure can be recovered from the operation site and processed for the circulatory system when a patient's autologous transfusion is available.

autotransfusion (s) (noun), autotransfusions (pl); autohemotransfusion (s), autohemotransfusions (pl); autoreinfusion (s), autoreinfusions (pl)
Withdrawal of and re-injection or transfer of a patient's own blood: "Autotransfusion, autohemotransfusion, and autoreinfusion all have the same meaning of being an infusion of a patient's own blood, which has either been collected and returned to the body during a surgery or transfused from a stored supply of blood."
biotransformation (s) (noun), biotransformations (pl)
The conversion of molecules from one form to another within an organism, often associated with change in pharmacological or the activities of drugs: Biotransformation simply means the changes of chemicals in the body; such as, nutrients, amino acids (carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen) and toxins (poisons) all of which can be modified for good or bad conditions.

The anaerobic environment (absence of air) of the intestines promotes biotransformation of chemicals with bacteria.

boustrophedon transform (s) (noun), boustrophedon transforms (pl)
A procedure in which connections of sections are mapped in a zig-zag manner: In mathematics, the boustrophedon transform is computed by filling in a triangle in a process which maps one sequence to another.
cadaver blood transfusion (s) (noun), cadaver blood transfusions (pl)
A transfer of vital bodily fluid that is obtained from a dead body within a short time after a person's death: Cadaver blood transfusion is acceptable for movement into other living humans.
data transfer rate (s) (noun), data transfer rates (pl)
The number of characters that can be moved from an RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) tag to a reader within a given time: The measure of data transfer rate or the speed with which a computer device transmits information are also used to quantify how fast readers can read the information on the RFID tag.

Data transfer rate differs from the "read rate" which refers to how many tags can be read within a given period of time.

delta matching transformer (s) (noun), delta matching transformers (pl)
A device which matches the impedance to an open-wire transmission line to an antenna: The delta-matching transformer is commonly used for connecting a half-wave antenna to a balanced transmission line.
direct transfusion (s) (noun), direct transfusions (pl)
The movement of blood directly from one person to another one: Direct transfusion is the medical process of a person’s vital body fluid being given straight from the donor to the recipient by using an interconnecting hollow tube.
electret transducer (s) (noun), electret transducers (pl)
A tool that is actuated by electric waves from one system and which supplies power in the form of electric waves to a second network.
electric dipole transition (s) (noun), electric dipole transitions (pl)
The primary process by which an atom produces or absorbs radiation when it changes from one energy level to another one: An electric dipole transition takes place when an oscillating electric field interacts with the electric dipole (a separation of positive and negative charges) movement of an electron inside an atom during which an electric radiation is discharged or absorbed.
electric power transmission (s) (noun), electric power transmissions (pl)
The large-scale production of electricity for various commercial, industrial, residential, and rural use, generally in places designed for that purpose: Although limited amounts of electricity can be generated in various ways, including chemical reactions (as in batteries) and engine-driven generators (as in automobiles and airplanes), electric power generation generally implies large-scale productions in stationary factories, or industrial sites, that are designed for that purpose.
electric transducer (s) (noun), electric transducers (pl)
Equipment from which all of the waves are electric or a two-part appliance that processes electrical signals: An electric transducer is a device that transforms one type of energy into another one; for example, a microphone, a photoelectric cell, or an automobile horn.
electric transient (s) (noun), electric transients (pl)
A temporary component of current and voltage in an electric circuit which has been disturbed: When using a vacuum switch to close or interrupt a circuit, an electric transient can be increased in the circuit, making the insulation of the course of electricity higher than the rated operation voltage.

Vehicle-type alarm systems can usually detect electric transients in such activities, as starting the engine or opening a door, which can initiate a courtesy light that indicates a disturbance in the circuit that can result in making a warning alert.

electrical power-transmission tower (s) (noun), electrical power-transmission towers (pl)
A reinforced steel tower that support high-voltage power-transmission lines: An electrical power-transmission tower is designed to maintain a large space between conductors and between the earth's surface in order to prevent corona discharge or a discharge of electricity appearing as a bluish-purple glow on the surface of and adjacent to a conductor when the voltage gradient exceeds a certain critical value and results in power losses.