Medical Dictionary


noun mu·ta·tion \myü-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of MUTATION

:  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
:  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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