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.
2. In medicine, the transfer of a body fluid from one person, or animal, to the veins of another person, or animal: A transfusion involves the injection of blood or a blood component into the bloodstream.
The transfusion of large volumes of life-saving liquid into the bloodstream is also done primarily to remedy someone who has bled severely after an accident or has lost a lot of blood during surgery.
During a transfusion, the patient's pulse, blood pressure, and temperature are measured regularly and, if there are any signs of bad reactions, the transfusion is discontinued.
The most serious is the response of the recipient when incompatible blood is administered, in which case massive intravascular (occurring within blood vessels) clumping and lysis (destruction) of red blood cells occur.
2. A person appearing or attempting to be a member of the opposite sex; such as, a transsexual or habitual cross-dresser.
3. Relating to a transgendered person or to transgendered people (a person who has undergone genital/sexual reassignment surgery).
2. An offense, disobedience, or sin: Participating in Sunday labor used to be considered a serious transgression against God.
A violation of a rule, or to break a law, is to commit a transgression.
2. The practice of moving farm animals between different grazing lands according to the time of the year; especially, up to mountain pastures in the summer and back down into the valleys in the winter.
3. Etymology: from French transhumance; from Latin trans-, "across, beyond" + humus, "ground".
"The transhumant system is said to encourage the spread of some diseases; such as, pneumonic pasteurellosis or bovine respiratory disease."