adjective \ˈmyü-tə-bəl\

: able or likely to change often

Full Definition of MUTABLE

:  prone to change :  inconstant
a :  capable of change or of being changed
b :  capable of or liable to mutation
mu·ta·bil·i·ty \ˌmyü-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
mu·ta·bly \ˈmyü-tə-blē\ adverb

Examples of MUTABLE

  1. the government's mutable economic policies
  2. <a politician with very mutable positions on all the issues>

Origin of MUTABLE

Middle English, from Latin mutabilis, from mutare to change; akin to Old English mīthan to conceal, Sanskrit mināti he exchanges, deceives
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Genetics Terms

chimera, hermaphrodite, plasticity


adjective \ˈmyüt-ə-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MUTABLE

: capable of change or of being changed in form, quality, or nature
: capable of or liable to mutation


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