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revertant

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noun re·ver·tant \ri-ˈvər-tənt\

Definition of revertant

  1. :  a mutant gene, individual, or strain that regains a former capability (as the production of a particular protein) by undergoing further mutation <yeast revertants>

revertant adjective


1955

First Known Use of revertant

1955


Medical Dictionary

revertant

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noun re·ver·tant \ri-ˈvərt-ənt\

Medical Definition of revertant

  1. :  a mutant gene, individual, or strain that regains a former capability (as the production of a particular protein) by undergoing further mutation <yeast revertants>

  2. revertant adjective




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