revertant


re·ver·tant

noun \ri-ˈvər-tənt\

Definition of REVERTANT

:  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

First Known Use of REVERTANT

1955

re·ver·tant

noun \ri-ˈvərt-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REVERTANT

: 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

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