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mutagenesis

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noun mu·ta·gen·e·sis \ˌmyü-tə-ˈje-nə-səs\

Definition of mutagenesis

  1. :  the occurrence or induction of mutation



Origin of mutagenesis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1948


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mutagenesis

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noun mu·ta·gen·e·sis \ˌmyüt-ə-ˈjen-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of mutagenesis

plural mu·ta·gen·e·ses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  the occurrence or induction of mutation




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