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
Examples of mutation
The cat's short tail is the result of mutation.
The condition is caused by a genetic mutation.
The cat's short tail is the result of a mutation.
The building is a mutation of the original design.
First Known Use of mutation
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MUTATION Defined for Kids
Definition of mutation
: a change in a gene or the resulting new trait it produces in an individual
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
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