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mutation

noun mu·ta·tion \myü-ˈtā-shən\

biology : a change in the genes of a plant or animal that causes physical characteristics that are different from what is normal

: a new form of something that has changed

Full Definition of MUTATION

1
:  a significant and basic alteration :  change
2
:  umlaut
3
a :  a relatively permanent change in hereditary material involving either a physical change in chromosome relations or a biochemical change in the codons that make up genes; also :  the process of producing a mutation
b :  an individual, strain, or trait resulting from mutation
mu·ta·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
mu·ta·tion·al·ly adverb

Examples of MUTATION

  1. The cat's short tail is the result of mutation.
  2. The condition is caused by a genetic mutation.
  3. The cat's short tail is the result of a mutation.
  4. The building is a mutation of the original design.

First Known Use of MUTATION

14th century

Other Genetics Terms

chimera, hermaphrodite, plasticity

mutation

noun mu·ta·tion \myü-ˈtā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MUTATION

1
:  a relatively permanent change in hereditary material involving either a physical change in chromosome relations or a biochemical change in the codons that make up genes; also :  the process of producing a mutation
2
:  an individual, strain, or trait resulting from mutation
mu·ta·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective
mu·ta·tion·al·ly \-ē\ adverb

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