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.

transcriptomics (pl) (noun) (used as a singular)
The study of RNA (ribonucleic acid) changes that occur under different circumstances as a result of different patterns of gene expression.

RNA, or ribonucleic acid, consists of a cellular substance that represents a copy of DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, and directs the formation of new proteins inside the cells.

DNA regulates the activities of the cell according to its sequence or arrangement into genes on each chromosome. The DNA sequence resembles a series of codes which when passed out of the nucleus to the rest of the cell, directs the activities of the cell; such as, cell division and the synthesis of proteins.

Entering through the skin, as in the administration of a drug applied to the skin in ointment or patch form.
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, transdermal electrical nerve stimulator, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, TENS, transcutaneous nerve stimulation
1. A portable electronic device designed to relieve chronic pain by sending electrical impulses through electrodes covering the afflicted area on the body.
2. A method of pain control with the application of electric impulses to the nerve endings.

This is done through electrodes which are placed on the skin and attached to a stimulator with flexible wires.

The electric impulses which are generated are similar to those of the body; however, they are different enough to block the transmission of pain signals to the brain making this procedure noninvasive and nonaddictive, and with no known side effects.

transcutaneous oxygen electrode
An appliance which measures the oxygen tension in the skin without penetrating the body's tissues
Of or pertaining to more than one discipline or branch of learning; interdisciplinary.
1. A device that converts energy from one form to another, as a cell that converts sunlight to electricity.
2. Any device by which variations in one physical quantity (e.g. pressure, brightness) are quantitatively converted into variations in another (e.g. voltage, position).
1. The transfer of genetic material from one cell to another by a virus or virus-like particle.
2. The process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form.
3. Transfer of genetic material or characteristics from one bacterial cell to another by the incorporation of bacterial DNA into a bacteriophage.
transect (verb), transects; transected; transecting
transfer (verb), transfers; transferred; transferring
1. To move, to change, to displace, or to leave: It broke Sally's heart to realize that Jack was transferring his "undying affection" from her to Kitty, her best friend.
2. To use something; such as, an idea, a skill, etc. for a different or new purpose: Fortunately, Sam was able to transfer his organizational experiences and ideas to his new job.
3. To change from one form of transportation to another one while traveling: In addition to the passengers, Sandy and Leo were transferred from one aircraft to a different one because the first one had a flat tire.
transferable (adjective), more transferable, most transferable
Capable of or being able to move someone or something from one place to another one: Helen's more transferable assets, such as her jewelry, were put into the bank vault, and her larger properties were sold at an auction. 
transferal (s) (noun), transferals (pl)
The change or movement of something from one location or ownership to different one: The lawyers arranged the transferal of property ownership from Jake's brother to his brother's wife.
transferee (s) (noun), transferees (pl)
1. Individuals who move from one location to a different one: The supervisor, Mrs. Jenkins, convened a meeting of the staff to introduce the two new transferees to the department.
2. A person who is in receipt of property through a legal process: Doris was named the transferee in her parents' will.
transference (s) (noun), transferences (pl)
1. The act or fact of moving from one location to another one: Hazel's transference to the new office of the car dealership was completed on the weekend.
2. The movement or redirection of one's feelings about someone or something from the past to an individual with whom one is currently involved: Dr. Jones was concerned about the transference that Iris was presenting towards her therapist because she was acting in an unusually angry and emotional way.