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mutation

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noun mu·ta·tion \myü-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of mutation

  1. 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. 2:  an individual, strain, or trait resulting from mutation

  3. mu·ta·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective
    mu·ta·tion·al·ly \-ē\play adverb





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